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Table 1 Summary of tools included in the review

From: A review of decision support, risk communication and patient information tools for thrombolytic treatment in acute stroke: lessons for tool developers

Title Organization/Authors Country Publication date (review date) Type of Tool (research evidence) Format / Length
HandiStroke: A handheld tool for the emergent evaluation of acute stroke patients Shapiro et al. USA 2003 (NS) Brief decision aid (NINDS) Electronic/palm-based
The stroke-thrombolytic predictive instrument Kent et al. USA 2006 (NS) Brief decision aid (NINDS 1&2, ATLANTIS A&B, ECASS II) Electronic/web-based tool
Patient Information Leaflet: Thrombolysis (treatment with a clot dissolving drug - alteplase) for acute stroke The University of North Staffordshire NHS Trust UK 2007 (NS) Patient information tool (NICE) Paper/1 x A4
After a stroke starts: What you need to know about clot-busting therapy Genentech USA 2007 (NS) Patient information tool (NINDS) Paper/10 x A4
tPA for stroke: potential benefit, risk and alternatives American Academy of Emergency Medicine USA 2007 (NS) Risk communication tool (NINDS, ECASS I/II, ATLANTIS, MAST-I/E, ASK, Cochrane Review and other literature) Paper/3 x A4
Clot-busting treatment for acute stroke: patient information NHS Lothian UK 2007 (NS) Risk communication tool (Research evidence NS) Paper/1 x A4
Clot-busting treatment for acute stroke: patient information NHS Lothian UK 2008 (NS) Risk communication tool Research evidence NS Paper/1 x A4
Information for Patients about thrombolysis (clot dissolving drugs) for stroke Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust UK 2008 (Sep 2011) Patient information tool (Research evidence NS) Paper/2 x A4
Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) what you should know American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association USA 2008 (NS) Patient information tool (FDA) Paper/1 x A4
Thrombolytic Treatment of Acute Ischaemic Stroke Patient UK UK 2008 (Nov 2011) Patient information tool (MAST-I/E, ASK, NINDS, ECASS I/II, ATLANTIS, STAT, SITS-MOST, NICE) Web page/6 x A4
The Outcome Wheel a potential tool for shared decision-making in ischemic stroke thrombolysis Cunningham Canada 2008 (NS) Brief decision aid (NINDS) Electronic/Excel file
Information to give to patients/relatives before administration of Alteplase Stroke Northumbria UK 2009 (NS) Standardised Information (Research evidence NS) Paper/< 1 A4
Stroke Thrombolysis (Clot Dissolving Drugs): an information leaflet Stockport NHS Foundation Trust UK 2009 (Mar 2010) Patient information tool (Research evidence NS) Paper/3 x A4
Information for Patients and families about tPA (Tissue Plasminogen) for Stroke The Ottawa Hospital Canada 2009 (NS) Patient information tool (Research evidence NS) Paper/1 x A4
Acute Stroke Thrombolysis University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust UK 2009 (NS) Patient information tool (Research evidence NS) Paper/4 x A5
Thrombolysis Treatment after Stroke Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland UK 2009 (NS) Patient information tool (Research evidence NS) Paper/16 x A5
Hypothetical representation of 16 patients treated with Activase (t-PA) vs 16 patients treated with placebo is based on NINDS results at 3 months Genentech USA 2009 (NS) Risk communication tool (NINDS 2) Web page/3 x A4
Alteplase: a treatment for stroke: Information for patients Knapp et al. UK 2010 (NS) Patient information tool (NINDS, ECASS, SITS-MOST) Paper/4 x A5
Assessment and improvement of figures to visually convey benefit and risk of stroke thrombolysis Gadhia et al. USA 2010 (NS) Risk communication tool (NINDS) Paper/1 xA4
Patient and carer information leaflet: thrombolysis in stroke NHS Wales UK 2010 (expires 2013) Patient information tool (NICE/SITS-MOST) Paper/4 x A4
t-PA information sheet Saint Alphonsus Health System Outreach Program USA 2010 (NS) Patient information tool (FDA) Paper/1 x A4
Patient Information Sheet for Thrombolysis NHS Fife UK 2010 (NS) Patient information tool (Research evidence NS) Paper/1 x A4
Stroke Thrombolysis Information for Patients and Relatives Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust UK 2011 (NS) Patient information tool (Research evidence NS) Web page/2 x A4
Stroke Thrombolysis - Information Sheet South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust UK 2011 (NS) Patient information tool (Research evidence NS) Paper/2 x A4
Patient Information Sheet Massachusetts General Hospital Stroke Service USA Unknown (NS) Patient information tool (FDA) Paper/1 x A4
Information about tPA Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Canada Unknown (NS) Patient information tool (Research evidence NS) Web page/1 x A4
  1. NS = not stated.