Occupational therapy for stroke patients not admitted to hospital


Phase N/A Results

Trial Description

To assess the efficacy of an occupational therapy intervention for patients with stroke who were not admitted to hospital.


Trial Design

Single-blind, randomized, controlled trial of 185 patients.

Patient Involvement

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.


Stroke Association (UK)