Clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and service users' perceptions of early, well-resourced communication therapy following a stroke: a randomised controlled trial (the ACT NoW Study).

@article{Bowen2012ClinicalEC,
  title={Clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and service users' perceptions of early, well-resourced communication therapy following a stroke: a randomised controlled trial (the ACT NoW Study).},
  author={Audrey Bowen and Anne Hesketh and Emma Patchick and Amanda Young and Linda Davies and Andy Vail and Alex Long and Clyde Watkins and Marilyn Wilkinson and Gill Pearl and Matthew A Lambon Ralph and Pippa Tyrrell},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 26},
  pages={1-160}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and service users' views of enhanced early communication therapy by speech and language (SL) therapists compared with attention control (AC). DESIGN Successful feasibility study followed by a randomised trial with economic evaluation, and nested qualitative study using 32 individual interviews. SETTING Twelve English NHS hospital and community stroke services. PARTICIPANTS One hundred and seventy adults with aphasia or… CONTINUE READING
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