Home-based Telehealth Stroke Care: A Randomized Trial for Veterans


Phase 2 Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Have acute ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke within the preceding twenty-four months, defined as "a rapid onset event of vascular origin reflecting a focal disturbance of cerebral function, excluding isolated impairments of higher function and persisting longer than 24 hours";
- age between 45-90;
- discharge to the community;
- cognitively intact (score of 6/10 or greater on the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire);
- discharge motor Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score of 17-88 (i.e., maximal assistance on no more than 4 motor activities of daily living (ADLs) as the most severe stroke included and modified independence at least 2 motor ADLs as the least severe); able to follow 3-step command; signed VHA Medical Media release form; concurrence by the patient's physician;
- and informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

Unable to provide informed consent