An online intervention for improving stroke survivors' health-related quality of life: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Guillaumier, Ashleigh, McCrabb, Sam, Spratt, Neil J., Pollack, Michael, Baker, Amanda L., Magin, Parker, Turner, Alyna, Oldmeadow, Christopher, Collins, Clare, Callister, Robin, Levi, Chris, Searles, Andrew, Deeming, Simon, Wynne, Olivia, Denham, Alexandra M. J., Clancy, Brigid and Bonevski, Billie 2019, An online intervention for improving stroke survivors' health-related quality of life: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Trials, vol. 20, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3604-0.

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Title An online intervention for improving stroke survivors' health-related quality of life: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Author(s) Guillaumier, Ashleigh
McCrabb, Sam
Spratt, Neil J.
Pollack, Michael
Baker, Amanda L.
Magin, Parker
Turner, AlynaORCID iD for Turner, Alyna
Oldmeadow, Christopher
Collins, Clare
Callister, Robin
Levi, Chris
Searles, Andrew
Deeming, Simon
Wynne, Olivia
Denham, Alexandra M. J.
Clancy, Brigid
Bonevski, Billie
Journal name Trials
Volume number 20
Article ID 491
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher BMC
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2019-08
ISSN 1745-6215
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Medicine, Research & Experimental
Research & Experimental Medicine
Recurrent stroke
Health behaviours
Health-related quality of life
Summary Background: Recurrent stroke is a major contributor to stroke-related disability and costs. Improving health-risk behaviours and mental health has the potential to significantly improve recovery, enhance health-related quality of life (HRQoL), independent living, and lower the risk of recurrent stroke. The primary aim will be to test the effectiveness of an online intervention to improve HRQoL among stroke survivors at 6 months' follow-up. Programme effectiveness on four health behaviours, anxiety and depression, cost-effectiveness, and impact on other hospital admissions will also be assessed. Methods/design: An open-label randomised controlled trial is planned. A total of 530 adults will be recruited across one national and one regional stroke registry and block randomised to the intervention or minimal care control group. The intervention group will receive access to the online programme Prevent 2nd Stroke (P2S); the minimal care control group will receive an email with Internet addresses of generic health sites designed for the general population. The primary outcome, HRQoL, will be measured using the EuroQol-5D. A full analysis plan will compare between groups from baseline to follow-up. Discussion: A low-cost per user option to supplement current care, such as P2S, has the potential to increase HRQoL for stroke survivors, and reduce the risk of second stroke.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s13063-019-3604-0
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Field of Research 1102 Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
1103 Clinical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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