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Gothenburg very early supported discharge study (GOTVED) NCT01622205: a block randomized trial with superiority design of very early supported discharge for patients with stroke

Journal article
Authors Katharina S Sunnerhagen
Anna Danielsson
Lena Rafsten
Ann Björkdahl
Åsa B. Axelsson
Åsa Nordin
Cathrine A Petersson
Åsa Lundgren Nilsson
Karin Fröjd
Published in Bmc Neurology
Volume 13
Issue 66
ISSN 1471-2377
Publication year 2013
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Language en
Keywords Stroke, Early supported discharge, Anxiety, Recovery of function, Care giver, Longitudinal study, scale, reliability, impact, care, dsiadlo d, 1991, journal of the american geriatrics society, v39, p142
Subject categories Neurology, Health Sciences


Background: Stroke is the disease with the highest costs for hospital care and also after discharge. The aim is to investigate if very early supported discharge (VESD) for stroke patients in need for on- Methods/design: A randomized controlled trial comparing VESD with ordinary discharge. Inclusion Primary outcome: levels of anxiety and depression. Secondary outcomes: independence, security, level Power calculation is based on the level of anxiety and with a power of 80%, p-value 0.05 (2 sided test) Discussion: The ESD studies in the Cochrane review present hospital stays of a length that no longer

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