To compare treatment in a specialized stroke rehabilitation ward to treatment in conventional locations for stroke patients.
- Stroke Units Behavioral
Randomized controlled trial of 225 patients.
Patients were randomized to receive care in a special stroke rehabilitation ward (SRW) or to remain in conventional treatment location. Treatment in the SRW was cooperative and included social workers and caregivers. It also involved regular physiotherapy. All patients were followed up every four months for one year.
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Survival, proportion of patients returned to community, intensity and duration of treatment.|
|Secondary||Independence as determined by performing four activities of daily living (walking, toileting, dressing, and eating); complications; total hospital stay.|