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OBJECTIVE A systematic review of randomized controlled trials was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of multidisciplinary care for stroke patients living in the community. DATA SOURCES Databases PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library from January 1980 until July 2012. STUDY SELECTION Randomized controlled trials focused on(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke generally receive, besides secondary prevention, no regular follow up care after discharge directly home from the Emergency Room or TIA outpatient clinic; because it is believed that they will experience no consequences. OBJECTIVES To explore whether the TIA and minor stroke(More)
BACKGROUND There is a need for follow-up care after stroke, but there is no consensus about the way to organise it. An intervention providing follow-up care for stroke patients and caregivers showed favourable effects on the level of social activities, but no other effects were found. The intervention consists of a maximum of five home visits to patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a stroke-specific follow-up care model on quality of life for stroke patients, being discharged home, and their caregivers. DESIGN A non-randomized, controlled trial, comparing an intervention group with a control group (usual care). SUBJECTS Stroke patients and their caregivers. METHODS Intervention involved(More)
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