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Stroke Education Intervention Trial - Pilot (AVAIL II)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: May 4, 2010
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2015
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Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Duke University
The objectives of the trial of a medication-coach program for patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack are to pilot test the study design, the intervention components and the data collection forms and refine them for a larger trial whose goal will be to improve long-term adherence to stroke prevention medications.

Condition Intervention
Ischemic Stroke Intracranial Hemorrhage Transient Ischemic Attack Behavioral: stroke education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: AVAIL interVention Trial (Adherence Evaluation After Ischemic Stroke - Longitudinal): Pilot Protocol

Further study details as provided by Duke University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Feasibility of Intervention (Ability to Reach Patients at 3 Months) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Number of patients contacted at 3 months

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Follow up Appointment With MD [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Follow up appointment with primary care provider since stroke

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: stroke education
Patients in this arm receive a telephone call by a medication coach who reviews their condition and importance of adherence to medication regimen.
Behavioral: stroke education
call by medication coach 2 weeks after hospital discharge
No Intervention: control arm
Subjects in this arm received instruction at hospital discharge and a 3-month follow-up call to collect study data.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) over age 18
  • Diagnosed with acute ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack or intracranial hemorrhage
  • provide consent to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • discharged to nursing home, acute rehabilitation center, inpatient hospice, or other acute hospital
  • homeless
  • non-English speakers
  • patient and proxy unable to participate in telephone conversation
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01115660

United States, North Carolina
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Principal Investigator: Eric D Peterson, MD, MPH DCRI
  More Information

Responsible Party: Duke University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01115660     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00019690
5U18HS016964 ( U.S. AHRQ Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: May 2, 2010
First Posted: May 4, 2010
Results First Submitted: August 10, 2012
Results First Posted: January 24, 2013
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2015
Last Verified: December 2012

Keywords provided by Duke University:
patient education
medication adherence

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ischemic Attack, Transient
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Brain Ischemia