To assess the efficacy of an occupational therapy intervention for patients with stroke who were not admitted to hospital.
Single-blind, randomized, controlled trial of 185 patients.
Patients were randomized to receive up to 5 months of occupational therapy at home or no intervention. The aim of the occupational therapy was independence in personal and instrumental activities of daily living, as well as in leisure activities. Patients were assessed 6 months after randomization.
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Score on the Extended Activities of Daily Living (EADL) scale at 6 months.|
|Secondary||Barthel Index, the general health questionnaire 28, the caregiver strain index, and the London handicap scale.|