Evaluation of Physical Therapy Interventions and Patient Characteristics on Outcomes "PBE"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

Data collection for this study will be done by clinicians working in inpatient rehabilitation units with persons with acute stroke. No interventions are included in this study. It is designed to capture trends in current clinical practice for persons with stroke. This data will be useful in identifying the most beneficial and effective walking treatments as well as most significant patient characteristics that impact recovery for persons acutely after stroke. All data collection will take place during the inpatient rehabilitation stay.

Detailed Description

All persons admitted to the inpatient rehabilitation unit will be screened for inclusion. Only those with a confirmed diagnosis of stroke (CVA) will be included. Data collection on the participants will begin at the time of admission and continue through discharge. Average length of stay for persons with stroke in inpatient rehabilitation units is 21 days. Some persons will stay fewer days and some will stay longer. Data collection will include key information on physical therapy interventions including gait training, balance training, group therapy, manual therapy, exercise, transfer training, stairs, family training, wheelchair training, modalities, discharge planning, seated and supine exercises. Other data will be collected including tone, motor control, sensation, gait endurance, falls, wounds, restraints, deep vein thrombosis, tracheostomy, feeding tubes and blood pressure. Additional data collection will include age, gender, race, length of time post stroke, time in rehabilitation, Functional Independence Measure scores, case mix group, discharge destination. In addition, physician history and physical as well as discharge summary will be collected, as will evaluation and discharge notes from therapies (physical, occupation, speech, social work). Patients will not be responsible for any costs associated with this data collection.

Trial Stopped: Unable to collect data


Trial Design

  • Perspective: Prospective
  • Sampling: Non-Probability Sample

Trial Population

Persons post stroke admitted to inpatient rehabilitation units


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary 6-Minute Walk Test Subjects will be followed for the duration of inpatient rehabilitation, an expected average of 4 weeks No