EXTRAS (Closed to Recruitment)
Around one third of patients have long term health problems after stroke. Stroke affects everyone differently but some examples of longer term health problems after stroke include weakness of an arm and/or leg, eyesight problems, and difficulty with speaking. These health problems can result in difficulties carrying out everyday activities such as washing, dressing and walking. They can also make it more challenging to do things such as taking part in a hobby.
This research study will assess whether a new extended stroke rehabilitation service can improve health problems, recovery and quality of life after stroke.
This study has now closed to recruitment.
Findings so far:
573 participants were randomised into their specific branch of the study. Over the following 24 months, it was found that EXTRAS did not significantly improve stroke survivors' performance in extended activities of daily living. Despite this, given the impact on costs (£311 saved) and Quality Adjusted Life Years, EXTRAS may be an affordable addition to improve stroke care.
Please click here if you wish to go the study website.