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Psychosocial Wellbeing Following Stroke

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marit Kirkevold, University of Oslo Identifier:
First received: July 24, 2013
Last updated: July 29, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
The purpose of this feasibility study is to develop and initially test a dialogue-based psychosocial intervention aimed at promoting coping and psychosocial wellbeing following an acute stroke. The intervention is carried out by primary care registered nurses or other appropriate health professionals. The intervention included persons with and without aphasia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Quality of Life
Behavioral: Psychosocial support and counselling
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Psychosocial Wellbeing Following Stroke: Developing and Testing a Psychosocial Nursing Intervention for Primary Care

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Further study details as provided by Marit Kirkevold, University of Oslo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life (SAQOL-39) [ Time Frame: baseline and 2 weeks after end of intervention ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life (SAQOL-39) [ Time Frame: baseline and 12 months after end of intervention ]

Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Psychosocial support and counselling
There is only one arm as this is a pilot and feasibility study.
Behavioral: Psychosocial support and counselling


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years old or above
  • acute stroke
  • 4-8 weeks poststroke

Exclusion Criteria

  • Other serious disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01912014

Oslo University hospital
Oslo, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oslo
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