Journal article

Risk factor management in survivors of stroke: a double-blind, cluster-randomized, controlled trial

Amanda G Thrift, Velandai K Srikanth, Mark R Nelson, Joosup Kim, Sharyn M Fitzgerald, Richard P Gerraty, Christopher F Bladin, Thanh G Phan, Dominique A Cadilhac

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Comprehensive community care has the potential to improve risk factor management of patients with stroke or transient ischaemic attack. AIM: The primary aim is to determine the effectiveness of an individualized management program on risk factor management for patients discharged from hospital after stroke. DESIGN: Multicentre, cluster-randomized, controlled trial, with clusters by general practice. Participants are randomized to receive intervention or control after a baseline assessment undertaken after discharge from hospital. The general practice they attend is marked as an intervention or control accordingly. All subsequent participants attending those practices are automati..

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