A trial to evaluate an extended rehabilitation service for stroke patients
The EXTRAS trial aims to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of an extended stroke rehabilitation service. Stroke patients and carers who agree to participate in the trial will be randomly allocated to either receive a new extended stroke rehabilitation service or to continue with usual NHS care. The effectiveness of the new extended rehabilitation service will be evaluated by comparing the health of patients and carers who received the new service with those who received usual NHS care.
The research for the trial is being led by Newcastle University, with 12 or more NHS stroke services being invited to take part.
The EXTRAS trial is funded by the NIHR HTA programme.