Domiciliary occupational therapy for patients with stroke discharged from hospital


Phase N/A Results


The unadjusted analysis at 8 weeks showed that the intervention group had a mean Nottingham score 4.8 points higher than that of the control group (95% confidence interval 0.5 to 10.0, P=0.08). In the corresponding analysis adjusted for differences in baseline data, the mean difference was 5.7 points (1.2 to 10.3, P=0.02). Significantly fewer patients in the intervention group experienced a poor global outcome (odds ratio 0.43, 0.21 to 0.89, P=0.02). At 6 months the results for primary outcomes were no longer statistically significant, but the patterns favoring the intervention group persisted.