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.
- Observation: Cohort
- Perspective: Prospective
- Sampling: Probability Sample
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|