Randomized controlled trial to evaluate early discharge scheme for patients with stroke


Phase N/A Results

Trial Description

To evaluate the effect of early discharge compared with conventional care on disability in patients who have been hospitalized for stroke.


Trial Design

Randomized, controlled trial of 331 patients at 2 inner-city London hospitals.

Patient Involvement

Patients were randomized to receive care from specialized community therapy team or conventional hospital and community care.


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Barthel score at 12 months.
Secondary Motoricity index, Mini Mental state examination, Frenchay aphasia screening test, Rivermead activity of daily living scales, hospital anxiety and depression scale, 5 m walk, Nottingham health profile, caregiver stress with caregiver strain index and patient and caregiver satisfaction.