To assess the efficacy of a program of continuing self-directed exercises for people discharged home after a stroke, supervised once a week by therapists.
- Home Care Behavioral
Randomized, controlled trial of 100 patients.
Patients were randomly allocated to the experimental group or the control group. The control group received outpatient or day hospital therapy; the experimental group received visits once a week by an occupational and/or physiotherapist who prescribed a program of exercises and activities for the following week. Subjects were studied for the first three months after discharge from hospital.
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Characteristics of the groups; gait speed, limb function, activities of daily living; time with therapists; mood of both subjects and caregivers; anticipation of outcome at entry, compared with perceived outcome at exit.|