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Trial registered on ANZCTR

Registration number
Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
A feasibility study of a structured means of eliciting goals in rehabilitation
Scientific title
In stroke patients undergoing inpatient rehabilitation does a structured approach to goal-setting compared to usual care improve life satisfaction or satisfaction with rehabilitation care
Secondary ID [1] 262917 0
COPM study
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Stroke 3499 0
Disabling illness 3588 0
Condition category
Condition code
Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation 3653 3653 0 0
Other physical medicine / rehabilitation

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The 'intervention' is administration of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in order to elicit goals in a structured means, with feed back of results (patient goals) to the clinical team. It is a single intervention spread over the course of a 45 minute interview and dissemination to the rehabilitation team over 72 hours.
Intervention code [1] 3220 0
Comparator / control treatment
Usual care, which pragmatically will be the normal rehabilitation team care for that clinical service, including whatever approach to goal-setting is normally used.
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 4557 0
Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life
Timepoint [1] 4557 0
Discharge from hospital and 3 months later
Secondary outcome [1] 7707 0
Patient perspective of care and rehabilitation (PaPeR 2.1)
Timepoint [1] 7707 0
Discharge and 3 months
Secondary outcome [2] 7708 0
Functional Independence Measure
Timepoint [2] 7708 0
Discharge and 3 months
Secondary outcome [3] 7709 0
SF-36v2 (Health Status)
Timepoint [3] 7709 0
Discharge and 3 months

Key inclusion criteria
Stroke, admission to inpatient rehabilitation unit within 48 hours
Minimum age
No limit
Maximum age
No limit
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Cognitive impairment, aphasia, non-English speaking

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Allocation is not concealed
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Computer generated random sequence
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Other design features
Cluster randomisation
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 1098 0
New Zealand
State/province [1] 1098 0

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 3672 0
Government body
Name [1] 3672 0
New Zealand Health Research Council
Address [1] 3672 0
PO Box 5541, Wellesley Street, Auckland, 1141, New Zealand
Country [1] 3672 0
New Zealand
Primary sponsor type
University of Otago
PO Box 7343
Wellington 6242
New Zealand
Secondary sponsor category [1] 3297 0
Name [1] 3297 0
Address [1] 3297 0
Country [1] 3297 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 5725 0
Ethics committee address [1] 5725 0
Ethics committee country [1] 5725 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 5725 0
Approval date [1] 5725 0
Ethics approval number [1] 5725 0

Brief summary
This study aims to determine whether a structured approach to goal-setting for people undergoing stroke rehabilitation, using a commonly used assessment tool, improves patient outcomes or statisfaction with care.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Taylor WJ, Brown M, Levack W, McPherson KM, Reed K, Dean SG, Weatherall M. A pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of structured goal-setting following stroke. Clin Rehabil 2011 (in press).
Public notes

Principal investigator
Name 28803 0
Address 28803 0
Country 28803 0
Phone 28803 0
Fax 28803 0
Email 28803 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 11960 0
William Levack
Address 11960 0
Rehabilitation Teaching & Research Unit
University of Otago Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington 6242
Country 11960 0
New Zealand
Phone 11960 0
+64 4 385 5541 ext 6279
Fax 11960 0
Email 11960 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 2888 0
William Levack
Address 2888 0
University of Otago Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington 6242
Country 2888 0
New Zealand
Phone 2888 0
+64 4 385 5541 ext 6279
Fax 2888 0
Email 2888 0

No information has been provided regarding IPD availability
Summary results
Have study results been published in a peer-reviewed journal?
Other publications
Have study results been made publicly available in another format?
Results – basic reporting
Results – plain English summary