Journal article

Exploring post acute rehabilitation service use and outcomes for working age stroke survivors (<= 65 years) in Australia, UK and South East Asia: data from the international AVERT trial

Rosy Walters, Janice M Collier, Lillian Braighi Carvalho, Peter Langhorne, Md Ali Katijjahbe, Dawn Tan, Marj Moodie, Julie Bernhardt

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Information about younger people of working age (≤65 years), their post stroke outcomes and rehabilitation pathways can highlight areas for further research and service change. This paper describes: (1) baseline demographics; (2) post acute rehabilitation pathways; and (3) 12-month outcomes; disability, mobility, depression, quality of life, informal care and return to work of working age people across three geographic regions (Australasia (AUS), South East (SE) Asia and UK). DESIGN: This post hoc descriptive exploration of data from the large international very early rehabilitation trial (A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT)) examined the four common post acute rehabilitati..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia


Awarded by Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland


Awarded by Singapore Health


Awarded by UK Stroke Association


Awarded by UK National Institute of Health Research (HTA Project)


Awarded by NHMRC


Awarded by Australia Research Council


Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery


Funding Acknowledgements

The AVERT trial was initially supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (grant numbers 386201 and 1041401). Additional funding was received from Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (Res08/A114), Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke, Singapore Health (SHF/FG401P/2008), the UK Stroke Association (TSA2009/09) and the UK National Institute of Health Research (HTA Project 12/01/16). NHMRC fellowship funding was provided to JB (1058635, 1154904). JB also received fellowship funding from the Australia Research Council (0991086) and the National Heart Foundation. RW received a Clinical Stipend from the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery (1077898).