Structured Post-stroke Follow-up in Malmö, Sweden (SUESIM) (SUESIM)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04295226|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 4, 2020
Last Update Posted : March 6, 2020
Background Stroke-related medical complications and health problems are common among stroke survivors. Post-stroke Checklist (PSC), developed by an international expert group, and can be used as a clinical tool to identify common and treatable stroke-related health problems. PSC has not been systematically tested in Sweden.
Aims To test the feasibility of a structured and multimodal follow-up model for stroke systematically, to test the validity of the PSC as a screening tool for stroke-related health problems and to study the prevalence of, and changes over time, of stroke-related health problems Study population We plan to include 200 consecutive patients with acute stroke, treated in-hospital at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö and discharged straight to own home.
Procedure The intervention consists of a structured follow-up visit, managed by a stroke nurse, 3 months after stroke followed by a multidisciplinary team rounds resulting in an individual treatment plan for stroke-related health problems, and a final follow-up at 12 months.
Feasibility will be evaluated, as well as burden of stroke-related health problems and interventions prompted by the visits.
Researchers responsible for the study:
Teresa Ullberg, MD, Ph (Postdoctoral researcher) and Hélène Pessah-Rasmussen, MD, PhD, associate professor (PI).
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Stroke||Other: Structured follow-up after stroke.|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Observational Model:||Ecologic or Community|
|Official Title:||Structured Post-stroke Follow-up at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, Sweden - a Feasibility and Validation Study (SUESIM)|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 1, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 28, 2020|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 28, 2020|
Participants in Structured post-stroke follow-up in Malmö
Consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke or intracerebral hemorrhage, treated in-hospital at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö and discharged straight to own home.
The intervention consists of a structured follow-up visit, managed by a stroke nurse, 3 months after stroke followed by a multidisciplinary team rounds resulting in an individual treatment plan for stroke-related health problems, and a final follow-up at 12 months
Other: Structured follow-up after stroke.
Stroke-nurse managed follow-up 3 and 12 months after stroke and multidisciplinary rounds resulting in individual treatment plans for stroke-related health problems.
- Number of stroke-related health problems [ Time Frame: 1 year ]14-item Post-stroke Checklist, PSC, captures 14 stroke-related health problems. Scale ranges from 0-14 problems. We aim to analyse burden of problems as well as individual items.
- Number of interventions [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Number of new interventions for stroke-related health problems identified with PSC. No scale used, we calculate the number of interventions done.
- Time to perform and record the semi-structured Post-Stroke Checklist (PSC) interview (minutes). [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Feasibility of the post-stroke checklist-based follow-up. No scale used, only time in minutes.
- Ability to complete all Post-Stroke Checklist (PSC) items (yes/no) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Feasibility of the post-stroke checklist-based follow-up. No scale used. Dichotomous variable (yes/no)
- Patient satisfaction assessment [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Questionnaire on met needs and satisfaction with follow-up. Five dichotomous questions on met needs and satisfaction with follow-up.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04295226
|Skåne university hospital|
|Malmö, Sweden, 205 02|