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Title Stroke and Young Adults: A qualitative assessment of the hospitalization for acute stroke, shared decision-making, and perception of risk
Therapeutic Area Stroke
Principal Investigator Lester Leung, MD
Min Age 18 Years
Max Age 50 Years
Gender Both
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The purpose of this research study is to explore the challenges of recognizing stroke in young adults, the process of making treatment decisions, and the patient’s understanding of the risk of recurrence and long term consequences of stroke. This study consists of a 30 to 60 minute interview of patients with prior stroke (ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, or intracerebral hemorrhage) who were 18-50 years of age at the time of stroke onset.

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Prior stroke including ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), or intracerebral hemorrhage.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Inability to communicate coherently (e.g. aphasia, confusion, impairment of consciousness) during the course of a 30-60 minute interview

Study Requirements

Participants will undergo a 30-60 minute interview on their experiences related to their stroke.

Number of research visits: 1

Length of participation: 30-60 minutes

Participants will be offered a small incentive for their participation, including a $15 Amazon gift card