Patient-centered Research into Outcomes Stroke Patients prefer and Effectiveness Research. PROSPER is a multi-center study that will evaluate post-discharge functional status, disability, depression, and quality of life in stroke survivors. PROSPER is being offered as a sub-study to select GWTG-Stroke hospitals. This project is led by Dr. Adrian F. Hernandez of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), in collaboration with the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s GWTG-Stroke Program.
What makes PROSPER unique?
PROSPER is one of the first projects awarded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). PCORI aims to ensure that the findings from funded projects provide useful information to patients and the public to help make decisions that reflect an individual’s unique, desired health outcomes. To help achieve this goal, PROSPER is a novel research study involving stroke survivors in all facets of the research process. Thus, patients are an integral part of the investigative team. In fact, some specific individuals have already contributed to PROSPER by helping to define the domains that will be included in the patient interview.
What does it mean for the patients who participate?
Only ischemic stroke patients hospitalized at GWTG-Stroke hospitals will be recruited for PROSPER. Patient data will be collected using the current GWTGStroke Patient Management Tool (PMT) and from prospective telephone interviews conducted by DCRI at 3 and 6 months following discharge. Information will be gathered and analyzed regarding current medication regimens, functional status, quality of life, depression, resource utilization and socioeconomic factors. Findings and tools developed as part of PROSPER will be targeted to ischemic stroke patients and their families to help both with education and decision making following hospital discharge.
PROSPER Site Responsibilities
To participate in PROSPER; there are very few additional requirements beyond GWTG-Stroke data collection. Sites will continue to enter all ischemic stroke To participate in PROSPER; there are very few additional requirements beyond GWTG-Stroke data collection. Sites will continue to enter all ischemic stroke admissions into the GWTG-Stroke PMT. Additionally, local personnel will recruit and consent eligible patients and provide patient contact information to the DCRI. For these efforts, sites will receive monetary compensation per patient enrolled. We believe that PROSPER will make a significant contribution in our efforts to improve the long-term care of stroke patients. If your site is interested in participating with us on this important, patient-centric study, please click here to complete a response sheet. Note: There is no option to save the form to edit later. Once the link is opened the form must be completed in its entirety. We welcome questions by calling, Laura Drew, Coordinator, at 919-668-8892 or via email at PROSPER@dm.duke.edu.