Specialist nurse support for patients with stroke in the community


Phase N/A Results

Summary of Purpose

To evaluate whether specialist nurse visits enhance the social integration and perceived health of patients with stroke or alleviate stress in caregivers in long-term stroke care.

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 5 September 2001.

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Trial Basics



  • Stroke Association (UK)

Trial Design

Stratified, randomized controlled trial of 240 patients. Patients were stratified by whether they had been admitted to hospital or stayed at home, by level of social activities before stroke (Frenchay activities index, categories 0-10, 11-30, 31-45) and by functional ability (Barthel Index, categories 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20).


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