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Survey on Return to Work After Stroke

This study has been completed.
U.S. Department of Education
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert Hartke, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Identifier:
First received: October 1, 2012
Last updated: September 10, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
Survey of survivor perspective on critical elements that either facilitate or inhibit return to work after a stroke. Critical elements are queried in areas of finances, stroke impairments, interpersonal support, therapeutic support, organization influences, work or job specific issues and psychological issues.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Survivor Perspective on Critical Factors to Return to Work After Stroke

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Further study details as provided by Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • critical factors that facilitate or inhibit return to work after stroke [ Time Frame: after collection of data on all surveys ]
    38 multiple choice items that assess psychological factors important to return to work, financial incentives and disincentives, the role of stroke impairments, interpersonal supports that facilitate and inhibit return, the role of therapeutic support especially vocational rehabilitation, organizational influences, and work specific issues that impact on return. Demographic information is also queried including work type and current work status. Data will be analyzed descriptively by these critical factors and also by other demographic factors such as age, work status, and race.

Enrollment: 715
Study Start Date: February 2012
Study Completion Date: September 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
stroke survivors
stroke survivors who have either returned to work, have thought about returning to work, or have tried to return to work

Detailed Description:
The objective of this project is to more accurately describe the stroke survivor's perspective on return to work. The survey development included qualitative analysis of a set of interviews with stroke survivors to arrive at the critical elements described above, followed by item development with an expert panel and preliminary testing of the wording and format for legibility. The survey is being administered both on-line and by paper through the mail to a wide range of survivors with the objective of obtaining a large, diverse sample. The ultimate goal of the project is to arrive at a refined set of recommendations to inform stroke survivors, health care professionals and employers to increase their sensitivity to the needs and desires of individual attempting to return to work after stroke.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
stroke survivors

Inclusion Criteria:

  • have returned to work, have thought about returning to work, or have tried to return to work

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non-stroke disability
  • retired or no plan to return to work
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01699035

United States, Illinois
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
U.S. Department of Education
Principal Investigator: Robert J Hartke, Ph.D. Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: Robert Hartke, Lead Psychologist, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Identifier: NCT01699035     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H133B080031
Study First Received: October 1, 2012
Last Updated: September 10, 2014

Keywords provided by Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago:
vocational rehabilitation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on April 26, 2017