A Qualitative Study of Delays in Hospital Admission in Patient With Acute Stroke

This study has been completed.
Fu Jen Catholic University
Information provided by:
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: June 5, 2008
Last updated: June 9, 2008
Last verified: July 2006
To identify the circumstance during decision making processes to seek medical help in patients with symptoms of acute ischemic stroke.

Acute Ischemic Stroke

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Decision Making Process in Patients With Symptoms of Acute Ischemic Stroke Why do They Delay in Seeking Medical Help? A Qualitative Study

Further study details as provided by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Primary Completion Date: May 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
20 patients admitted to hospital due to acute ischemic stroke and were delayed to receive thrombolytic therapy. Family or caregivers who had involved in the process of decision making were also invited to the interview.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with confirmed acute ischemic stroke by brain image and were able to communicate in Mandarin or Taiwanese.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who had cerebral hemorrhage, aphasia, cognitive dysfunction or severe stroke with unstable vital sign.
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  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Lung, Chan, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00694395     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 95013 
Study First Received: June 5, 2008
Last Updated: June 9, 2008
Health Authority: Taiwan: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:
Qualitative study
20 patients, Family or caregivers
acute ischemic stroke
delayed to receive thrombolytic therapy.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebral Infarction
Brain Diseases
Brain Infarction
Brain Ischemia
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Vascular Diseases

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