Transient Ischemic Attack Research Summary

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Research Summary Table: Feasibility of Using Cardiac Rehabilitation for Post Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack Patients Cat M. Huss Chamberlain College of Nursing NR505: Advance Research Methods: Evidence-Based Practice Spring A, 2015 Research Summary Table: Team-Based Learning Author, Year of Publication | Purpose | Sample | Design | Level of Evidence | Findings | Limitations | Kirk et al. (2014) | To evaluate the possibilities of patients using an existing cardiac rehabilitation program after a minor stroke and transient ischemic attack. | 24 patients post transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke. | Single-blind randomized controlled trial (RCT). | II: evidence from a single-blind randomized controlled trial. | The 12 participants in the intervention group showed a marked decrease in the cardiovascular disease risk score in comparison to the control group. | The cardiovascular disease risk score is based on the Framingham study. It is not validated for those with known cardiovascular disease or patients over 74 years old. The control group did not receive comparable health-related attention to the intervention group. | Hillsdon, Kersten, & Kirk, (2013). | To explore individuals' experiences of receiving either standard care or comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation post minor…show more content…
| To investigate the safety and feasibility of a post-stroke care including an exercise program after minor ischemic stroke or TIA. | 20 patients, post transient ischemic attack or minor stroke and no cardiac contraindications.18 patients completed the trial. | Randomized Control Trial(RCT) assigned randomly to two different groups both with post-stroke care, one with exercise and one without. | II: evidence from a randomized controlled trial. | Participating in an exercise program is safe and may be a way to assist with secondary stroke prevention. | No cardiac patients. No detection for 10% increase in maximum exercise capability.

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