ASTRO: Long-term functional and neuropsychological outcomes after stroke in New Zealand Auckland Stroke Outcomes

Collaborators:

  • V Feigin (AUT University)
  • S Barker-Collo (Auckland University)
  • H Senior (Auckland University)
  • CMM Lawes (Auckland University)
  • V Parag (Auckland University)
  • P Brown (Auckland University)


A prospective longitudinal study of long-term (5 to 6-year) stroke outcomes (neuropsychological impairment, impairment, disability, handicap, HRQoL, and survival).

The study sourced its participants and utilised existing baseline, 6-month and 1-year follow-up data from the population-based stroke incidence study carried out in Auckland in 2002-2003.

Comprehensive neuropsychological measurements combined with all major domains of functional outcome measurements (disability, handicap and HRQoL) in the large study sample of long-term (5 to 6-year) stroke survivors with well CT/MRI verified stroke subtypes were the most unique features of this study.

Over 500 stroke survivors and their informal caregivers previously have been enrolled in the study.

Timelines:

Study data collection was completed in May 2009.