Management of acute stroke in the elderly


Phase N/A Results

Trial Description

To test the hypothesis that a higher proportion of patients will be independent after receiving stroke rehabilitation in a stroke unit compared to a medical unit.


Trial Design

Randomized, controlled trial of 307 patients.

Patient Involvement

Patients were randomized to receive care in a stroke unit or medical unit.


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Independence assessed by purpose-built activates of daily living unit at discharge or 16 weeks after admission.


Scottish Home and Health Department and Lothian Regional Council