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Trial of a Secondary Stroke Prevention Program

2014-08-27 03:15:49 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether an outpatient program can reduce the risk of recurrent stroke.

Description

Stroke is a major cause of death and disability. A history of stroke is the strongest predictor of a future stroke. Control of risk factors lowers the risk of future stroke, yet most persons with stroke do not have their risk factors controlled.

In this randomized-controlled trial, we will test whether an outpatient stroke prevention program consisting of group clinics, patient self-management, and telephone care coordination can lower the risk of recurrent stroke by improving patient knowledge, medication adherence, and lifestyle habits. If successful, this program may be adapted to other settings.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Ischemic Stroke

Intervention

Stroke prevention care program

Location

VA Long Beach Health Care System
Long Beach
California
United States
90822

Status

Recruiting

Source

Sepulveda Research Corporation

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:49-0400

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