Journal article

VISTA-Rehab: A resource for stroke rehabilitation trials

Myzoon Ali, Ann Ashburn, Audrey Bowen, Eric Brodie, Susan Corr, Avril Drummond, Judi Edmans, John Gladman, Lalit Kalra, Peter Langhorne, Kennedy R Lees, Nadina Lincoln, Pip Logan, Gillian Mead, Emma Patchick, Alex Pollock, Val Pomeroy, Catherine Sackley, Katherina S Sunnerhagen, Paulette van Vliet Show all

International Journal of Stroke | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Stroke rehabilitation is a complex intervention. Many factors influence the interaction between the patient and the elements of the intervention. Rehabilitation interventions are aimed at altering different domains of patient outcome including body functions, activity and participation. As a consequence, randomised clinical trials in this area are difficult to design. We developed an archive of stroke rehabilitation trials (VISTA-Rehab) to act as a resource to help trialists model and design future rehabilitation studies. METHODS: We developed specific eligibility criteria for the entry of stroke rehabilitation trials into the archive. We established a Steering Committee to overs..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Thanks are due to all of the VISTA-Rehab collaborators who contributed data from previous clinical trials so that we could establish this database and the staff at the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics for their invaluable help in organising and managing the data. This project is conducted at the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP RU), Glasgow Caledonian University, which is funded by the Chief Scientist's Office (CSO). The views expressed here are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the CSO.