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Psycho-Social Well Being Following Stroke (PsychoStroke)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02338869
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 14, 2015
Last Update Posted : March 6, 2019
Oslo University Hospital
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marit Kirkevold, University of Oslo

Brief Summary:
Multicenter randomized controlled trial (RCT) testing the effect of a dialogue-based psychosocial intervention for stroke acute survivors in primary care one to six months poststroke. Primary outcome is psycho-social health and wellbeing, measured by GHQ28 (primary outcome) and SAQoL (secondary outcome). 400 stroke survivors are randomized into intervention group or control group. Patients are followed up for 12 months.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stroke Behavioral: Dialogue-based psychosocial rehabilitation Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 322 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Psycho-Social Well Being Following Stroke - A Randomized Controlled Trial
Actual Study Start Date : December 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dialogue-based psychosocial intervention
Participants receive six individual meetings with trained health care professional in additional to usual rehabilitation and care. Dialogues focus on individual psychosocial challenges and needs and provide emotional and informational support to encourage and facilitate coping.
Behavioral: Dialogue-based psychosocial rehabilitation
No Intervention: Usual care Control group
Participants receive usual rehabilitation and care.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. General Health Questionnaire (GHQ 28) [ Time Frame: T2 (6 months poststroke) ]
    28 item general scale measuring emotional distress. Four subscales (somatic symptoms, anxiety/insomnia, social dysfunction and serious depression

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life scale (SAQOL-39) [ Time Frame: T2 (6 months poststroke) ]
    Disease-specific quality of life scale, measures patient's perspective of stroke's impact on 'physical', 'psychosocial' and 'communication' domains.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • being adults (over 18 years old),
  • suffered an acute stroke within the last month,
  • medically stable,
  • sufficient cognitive functioning to participate (assessed by their physician/stroke team and acceptable Raven's score (see below),
  • interested in participating,
  • able to understand and speak Norwegian, and
  • able to give informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • moderate to severe dementia or other serious disease.

Persons with aphasia will be examined by a speech therapist and excluded if they have significant impressive aphasia or severe expressive aphasia inconsistent with participating in the dialogues.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02338869

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Oslo University hospital
Oslo, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oslo
Oslo University Hospital
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
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Principal Investigator: Marit Kirkevold, Ed.D University of Oslo
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Marit Kirkevold, Professor, University of Oslo Identifier: NCT02338869    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2013/2047
First Posted: January 14, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 6, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases