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.
- Stroke Units Behavioral
Randomized, controlled trial of 251 patients.
Patients were randomized to receive community rehabilitation provided by a variety of municipality based rehabilitation services or conventional inpatient rehabilitation.
|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.|