Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed
Estimated Enrollment
1800

Inclusion Criterias

Patients consecutively admitted to the six participating hospitals for suspected stroke or transitory ischemic attack (TIA), defined as abrupt onset of focal or generalized neurologic deficit of vascular origin.
Patients consecutively admitted to the six participating hospitals for suspected stroke or transitory ischemic attack (TIA), defined as abrupt onset of focal or generalized neurologic deficit of vascular origin.

Exclusion Criterias

No information available on the time of stroke onset.
No informed consent from patient or caregiver
No information available on the time of stroke onset.
No informed consent from patient or caregiver

Summary

Conditions
Acute Stroke
Type
Interventional
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Primary Purpose: Prevention

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 125 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

After a baseline 3 month period, the educational campaign will be sequentially launched in the four communities over four 3 month periods, according to a computer-generated list. The comparison will be the"usual care". Primary outcome measures: The proportion of patients arriving at the Emergency De...

After a baseline 3 month period, the educational campaign will be sequentially launched in the four communities over four 3 month periods, according to a computer-generated list. The comparison will be the"usual care". Primary outcome measures: The proportion of patients arriving at the Emergency Department (ED) with suspected stroke or TIA within two hours. Secondary outcome measures: the proportion of patients with confirmed stroke or TIA diagnosis; the proportion of ischemic stroke patients evaluated for recominanat Tissue Plasminogen Activator (rTPA) therapy; the proportion of patients treated with rTPA; time interval between arrival at the ED and CT scan; for patients treated with rTPA, time interval between arrival at the ED and therapy initiation (door to needle time); death and disability (assessed as modified Rankin Score 3-5) at 1 and 3 month from stroke onset.

Inclusion Criterias

Patients consecutively admitted to the six participating hospitals for suspected stroke or transitory ischemic attack (TIA), defined as abrupt onset of focal or generalized neurologic deficit of vascular origin.
Patients consecutively admitted to the six participating hospitals for suspected stroke or transitory ischemic attack (TIA), defined as abrupt onset of focal or generalized neurologic deficit of vascular origin.

Exclusion Criterias

No information available on the time of stroke onset.
No informed consent from patient or caregiver
No information available on the time of stroke onset.
No informed consent from patient or caregiver

Locations

Reggio Emilia
Modena
Fidenza, 43016
Piacenza
Parma, 43100
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Reggio Emilia
Modena
Fidenza, 43016
Piacenza
Parma, 43100

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01881152
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Licia Denti, MD Parma University Hospital
  • Licia Denti, MD Parma University Hospital