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A Qualitative Study of Delays in Hospital Admission in Patient With Acute Stroke

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00694395
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 10, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 10, 2008
Fu Jen Catholic University
Information provided by:
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital

Brief Summary:
To identify the circumstance during decision making processes to seek medical help in patients with symptoms of acute ischemic stroke.

Condition or disease
Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Decision Making Process in Patients With Symptoms of Acute Ischemic Stroke Why do They Delay in Seeking Medical Help? A Qualitative Study
Study Start Date : August 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
20 patients admitted to hospital due to acute ischemic stroke and were delayed to receive thrombolytic therapy. Family or caregivers who had involved in the process of decision making were also invited to the interview.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with confirmed acute ischemic stroke by brain image and were able to communicate in Mandarin or Taiwanese.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who had cerebral hemorrhage, aphasia, cognitive dysfunction or severe stroke with unstable vital sign.

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Responsible Party: Dr. Lung, Chan, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Identifier: NCT00694395    
Other Study ID Numbers: 95013
First Posted: June 10, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 10, 2008
Last Verified: July 2006
Keywords provided by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:
Qualitative study
20 patients, Family or caregivers
acute ischemic stroke
delayed to receive thrombolytic therapy.
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes