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Predicting survival and functional outcomes after first-ever ischemic stroke in a multi-ethnic population: The South London Stroke Register

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-53
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal Of Stroke
Issue numberSupplement S2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2015

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Background and purpose:
We aim to accurately predict mortality and functional outcomes at three months, six months and one year after first-ever ischemic stroke.

3,461 ischemic stroke patients were registered in the South London Stroke Register (SLSR) between 1995 and 2013. Outcome measures are survival and independence in activities of daily living (Barthel Index ≥ 15) at 3 months, 6 months and 1 year after stroke onset. Patients registered up to 2005 were used to build and train the predictive models, while those registered after 2005 were used to test the models for predictive accuracy. Cox Proportional Hazards models were used in survival analysis to identify prognostic factors for mortality, while multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to predict functional outcomes. All the models were validated and assessed for predictive ability by using the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUROC).

Five models were developed to predict survival and functional outcomes at three months, six months and one year after stroke onset. The final models comprised age, ethnicity, stroke subtypes, case mix, acute stroke care and prior-stroke risk factors. All predictive models showed satisfactory predictive power with AUROC of 0.85 to 0.90 for both training and validation datasets.

Our population-based study gives important insights into prognostic factors after acute ischemic stroke and presents predictive models with high predictive accuracy for predicting survival and functional outcomes after first-ever ischemic stroke.

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