Managing Aftercare for Stroke (MAS): MAS-I - a Cross Sectional Study of Post-rehabilitation Stroke Burden and Patients' Needs "MAS-I"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

In this first step of the study the investigators will assess the needs, disease burden and current treatments of long-term stroke patients (phase MAS-I).
The ultimate aim of the complete MAS project (MAS I, II & III) is the development of a model of stroke aftercare delivery that can be evaluated to estimate effects in both our local and the wider stroke population.

Detailed Description

After discharge from hospital the current healthcare system in Germany allows considerable flexibility (therefore complexity) of patient access and mobility between multiple care providers in the community setting. The investigators believe this aftercare could be better coordinated by a specialized coordinated stroke aftercare service. Comprehensive coordinated multidisciplinary care is a proven concept with proven benefits in both acute and rehabilitation care provided in stroke units and neurorehabilitation centres. In this study the investigators postulate that a similar coordinated approach to care can be extended to the phase after in-patient rehabilitation has ended (i.e. "long-term management" as opposed to "early supported discharge") for disabled patients with stroke living in the community.


Trial Design

  • Observation: Case-Only
  • Perspective: Cross-Sectional
  • Sampling: Probability Sample

Trial Population

Patients in long term course after a moderate to severe ischemic stroke


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Prevalence of unmet Needs once No
Secondary post-stroke checklist once No
Secondary Standard practice evaluation once No

Biospecimen Retention:Samples Without DNA - blood samples