Reliability of the questionnaire for verifying stroke-free status.

  title={Reliability of the questionnaire for verifying stroke-free status.},
  author={James F Meschia and Marc A Lojacono and Mary Jane Miller and Thomas Brott and Elizabeth J. Atkinson and Peter O'Brien},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  volume={17 2-3},
BACKGROUND The Questionnaire for Verifying Stroke-Free Status (QVSS) is a practical instrument for confirming absence of previous symptomatic stroke or transient ischemic attack in control subjects participating in stroke research. METHODS We tested reliability of telephone administration of the QVSS in stroke patients and healthy volunteers aged >/=50 years. For intrarater reliability, one interviewer administered the QVSS twice to the same subjects 8 weeks apart (115 subjects). For… CONTINUE READING

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