Central Post-Stroke Pain - a Prospective Study

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 12, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 30, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Danish Pain Research Center

Brief Summary:

Part 1: The purpose of the first part of the study is to investigate the prevalence of pain at stroke onset and 3 and 6 months after stroke in a consecutive cohort of stroke patients admitted to a stroke unit.

Part 2: The purpose of the second part of the study is to identify patients who develop central post-stroke pain within the first 6 months following stroke and to try to identify early prognostic factors for the development of pain.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:

Part 1:

  • Within 3 days of admission: medical history, pain history, sensory examination
  • Telephone follow-up at 3 and 6 months post-stroke: pain history

Part 2:

  • Medical history, Pain history, Sensory examination

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 275 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Central Post-Stroke Pain - a Prospective Study of Consecutively Admitted Patients With Recent Stroke
Study Start Date : February 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Consecutive stroke patients admitted to the Stroke Unit of the Department of Neurology at Aarhus University Hospital between February 2008 to October 2009

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Recent cerebrovascular stroke

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe dementia, aphasia or psychosis
  • Patients who cannot cooperate at time of inclusion
  • Patients who do not understand Danish

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00957645

Sponsors and Collaborators
Danish Pain Research Center
Principal Investigator: Henriette Klit, MD Danish Pain Research Center

Responsible Party: Danish Pain Research Center Identifier: NCT00957645     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20060116
First Posted: August 12, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by Danish Pain Research Center:
Central post-stroke pain
post-stroke pain
shoulder pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases