Stroke Education Intervention Trial - Pilot "AVAIL II"


Phase N/A Results

Trial Description

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.

Trial Design

  • 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