To evaluate the effect of early discharge compared with conventional care on disability in patients who have been hospitalized for stroke.
- Home Care Behavioral
Randomized, controlled trial of 331 patients at 2 inner-city London hospitals.
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.|