A Phase II Multicentered, Single-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Stroke Self-Management Program
Dominique A Cadilhac, Sally Hoffmann, Monique Kilkenny, Richard Lindley, Erin Lalor, Richard H Osborne, Malcolm Batterbsy
Stroke | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The benefits of chronic disease self-management programs for stroke survivors are uncertain because individuals with severe impairments have been excluded from previous research. We undertook a phase II randomized controlled trial to determine whether a self-management program designed for survivors (SSMP; 8 weeks) was safe and feasible compared to standard care (control) or a generic self-management program (generic; 6 weeks). METHODS: Stroke survivors were recruited from 7 South Australian hospitals via a letter or indirectly (eg, newspapers). Eligible participants were randomized at a 1:1:1 ratio of 50 per group. Primary outcomes were recruitment, participation, an..View full abstract
Dominique Cadilhac is supported by a NHMRC/National Heart Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. Richard Osborne was supported, in part, by a NHMRC Population Health Fellowship (Career Development Award). The research was supported by a grant from the J.O. and J.R. Wicking Trust and in-kind support from the National Stroke Foundation. Richard Lindley is supported by an infrastructure grant from New South Wales Health.