'Getting your life back on track after stroke': a Phase II multi-centered, single-blind, randomized, controlled trial of the Stroke Self-Management Program vs. the Stanford Chronic Condition Self-Management Program or standard care in stroke survivors
M Battersby, S Hoffmann, D Cadilhac, R Osborne, E Lalor, R Lindley
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE | WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2009
BACKGROUND: Self-management is seen as a primary mechanism to support the optimization of care for people with chronic diseases such as symptomatic vascular disease. There are no established and evidence-based stroke-specific chronic disease self-management programs. Our aim is to evaluate whether a stroke-specific program is safe and feasible as part of a Phase II randomized-controlled clinical trial. METHODS: Stroke survivors are recruited from a variety of sources including: hospital stroke services, local paper advertisements, Stroke South Australia newsletter (volunteer peer support organization), Divisions of General Practice, and community service providers across Adelaide, South Aust..View full abstract
This work was funded in part by a grant from J.O. and J.R. Wicking Trust and by the National Stroke Foundation. A/Prof Osborne was funded in part by an NHMRC Population Health Fellowship (Career Development Award).