Outcome of subacute stroke rehabilitation

Completed

Phase N/A Results

Trial Description

To assess the efficacy of a hospital-based rehabilitation program in reducing neurological impairment and functional disability and increasing health-related quality of life among patients with subacute stroke.

Interventions

Trial Design

Randomized, controlled trial of 251 patients.

Patient Involvement

Patients were randomized to receive community rehabilitation provided by a variety of municipality based rehabilitation services or conventional inpatient rehabilitation.

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Death, need for long-term care, disability (Barthel Index score of <75); all measured at 7 months.
Secondary Scandinavian Stroke Scale (SSS) and BartheI Index (BI) were used to assess neurological deficits and personal activities of daily living. The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form (SF-36) physical and mental health summary scale were used to measure health-related quality of life 7 months after stroke.

Sponsors

National Association Against Heart and Vascular Diseases.