Organized Stroke Care Across Income Levels
Centrally guided, locally championed pilot study to determine the feasibility of implementing key elements of organized stroke care in hospitals in low-and middle-income countries.
In this podcast, Monica Slanik of the McGill School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, interviews members of the OSCAIL study team, Patrick Bidulka, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the UK, Uganda investigator Martin Kaddumukasa, and Leah Hamilton, project officer at PHRI in Hamilton, Canada. The podcast was recorded at the World Stroke Congress in Montreal, Canada in October 2018.
Multi-centre, pre-post observational study (quasi-stepped wedge)
To increase the proportion of patients who receive 3 or more key stroke care interventions (KSI) by at least 10%. Secondary endpoint: to determine whether the implementation of stroke care pathways leads to: A decreased proportion of patients with an m-RS of greater than 3 at discharge; and a decrease in the proportion of patients experiencing secondary complications.
Lynn Katsoulis (South Africa); Gerard Urimubenshi (Rwanda); Martin Kaddumukasa (Uganda); Jeyaraj Pandian and Megha Khanna (India).