The objectives of the trial of a medication-coach program for patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack are to pilot test the study design, the intervention components and the data collection forms and refine them for a larger trial whose goal will be to improve long-term adherence to stroke prevention medications.
- Stroke education Behavioral
Intervention Desc: call by medication coach 2 weeks after hospital discharge ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: stroke education Description: Patients in this arm receive a telephone call by a medication coach who reviews their condition and importance of adherence to medication regimen. ARM 2: Kind: Experimental Label: control arm Description: Patients in this arm receive no educational phone contact.
- Allocation: Non-Randomized
- Masking: Open Label
- Purpose: Prevention
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||validity of intervention (medication coach script and patient contacts)||3 months||No|
|Secondary||validity of 3-month follow-up questionnaire for collection of medication persistence, resource utilization and functional status.||3 months||No|
|Primary||Feasibility of Intervention (Ability to Reach Patients at 3 Months)||3 months||No|
|Secondary||Follow up Appointment With MD||3 months||No|