To investigate the value of a home-care service as a supplement to the services already available for stroke patients at home.
- Home Care Behavioral
Controlled trial of 857 patients.
96 general practitioners (GPs) in the Frenchay Health district were subdivided into 2 groups (trial and control) according to the 2 district nursing units. Those patients that registered with GPs in the trial group received home care while those registered with GPs in the control group received standard care. Patients were assessed at least two times by a single investigator. The last assessment was at 6 months. Caregivers were assessed at 3 weeks and 6 months.
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Barthel activities of daily living (ADL) scale, Frenchay Activities Index (FAI), Wakefield self-assessment depression inventory, General Health Questionnaire (for caregivers), use of hospital resources (total number of bed-days),|