Family support for stroke: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Mant2000FamilySF,
  title={Family support for stroke: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Jonathan Mant and J. Carter and Derick T. Wade and Simon Winner},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={356 9232},
  pages={808-13}
}
BACKGROUND Attention is currently focused on family care of stroke survivors, but the effectiveness of support services is unclear. We did a single-blind, randomised, controlled trial to assess the impact of family support on stroke patients and their carers. METHODS Patients with acute stroke admitted to hospitals in Oxford, UK, were assigned family support or normal care within 6 weeks of stroke. After 6 months, we assessed, for carers, knowledge about stroke, Frenchay activities index… CONTINUE READING

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