Randomised Control Trial for Improving Functional Outcome From Stroke in End Stage Renal Disease Patients

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Patients with imaging proven, acute (<7days) stroke affecting arm, on maintenance dialysis will be recruited into the RCT. Patients have to be able to consent for the study either in writing, verbally or nonverbally in presence of a witness. We will retrospectively analyse the database of all renal disease patients with stroke. This data was collected by Hammersmith Hospital's Renal Team. In case of non-English speaking patients we will use Hospital's interpreter's services to explain the study to the patient, obtain their consent and train them in using the device

Exclusion Criteria

- Patients unwilling to give consent, patients unable to use hand grip tool due to severe hand weakness (MRC 0/5), patients unable to understand English or their native language due to receptive aphasia, dementia. Patients with arteriovenous fistula in the affected arm will be excluded from the trial