Specialist nurse support for patients with stroke in the community: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Forster1996SpecialistNS,
  title={Specialist nurse support for patients with stroke in the community: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Anne Forster and John Garratt Young},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1996},
  volume={312 7047},
  pages={1642-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether specialist nurse visits enhance the social integration and perceived health of patients with stroke or alleviate stress in carers in longer term stroke care. DESIGN Stratified randomised controlled trial; both groups assessed at time of recruitment and at 3, 6, and 12 months. SETTING Patients with disability related to new stroke who lived in their own homes in the Bradford Metropolitan District. SUBJECTS 240 patients aged 60 years or over, randomly allocated… CONTINUE READING