Stroke in North of Norway and Denmark. A Prospective Cohort Study.


Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The study is a comparative effectiveness study with comparision of two cohorts of patients with stroke in North of Norway and in Denmark. At baseline information is collected from the stroke registries in both countries. Time points for follow up are at 3 and 12 months post-stroke. Data are collected from medical charts and with use of telephone interview in addition to self-report questionnaires. The study will provide information about mortality, functional status and quality of life. Information about rehabilitation services in both countries are collected and compared, and analysed in relation to patients outcome.



  • Observational Study Other
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Norway
    Description: 500 consecutive patients with stroke from the stroke units at the University Hospital of North Norway located in the cities Narvik, Harstad and Tromsø.
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Denmark
    Description: 500 consecutive patients from the stroke unit at Århus Hospital in Denmark.

Trial Design

  • Observation: Cohort
  • Perspective: Prospective
  • Sampling: Probability Sample

Trial Population

Patients with stroke admitted to the stroke units at the University Hospital of North Norway and Århus Hospital in Denmark


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Modified Rankin Scale 12 months No
Primary Quality of life questionnaire 12 months No
Secondary Mortality 3 months No