Long-term outcome after stroke: survival, stroke recurrence, functional ability and costs. [ 2004 - 2008 ]

Also known as: Survival, functional ability, stroke recurrence and costs: how well do stroke patients fare 10 years after stroke?

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Amanda Thrift (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Helen Dewey Prof Richard Macdonell

Brief description Stroke is the third most common cause of death in Australia, and is more common in the older age groups. Because the population most at risk of developing stroke is growing faster than the rest of the population, it is likely that there will be a large increase in the number of strokes occurring in coming years. At 1 year after stroke about one-third of patients have died, a third remain severely disabled and a third recover with minimal disability. In Australia, there is no information on outcome beyond 5 years. It is thought that at 10 years after stroke about 70% of patients will have died, and a further 5-10% will have had another nonfatal stroke. The aim of this study is to assess the long-term outcome of patients with stroke. These will include measures of survival, stroke recurrence, and ability to perform usual daily activities. The use of health care and community resources and the associated costs of this will also be assessed. Information on survival patterns, stroke recurrence, disability and costs will be of great value for health service planning. Such information will also be useful to patients, their families, and medical staff who treat these patients.

Funding Amount $AUD 649,971.00

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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