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Table 2 Acute stroke outcomes included in tools

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

  Patient information tool (n = 17) Risk communication tool (n = 5) Brief decision aid (n = 3) Standardised information (n = 1) Overall (n = 26)
Good outcome* 17 (100) 5 (100) | | 2 (67) 1 (100) 25 (96)
Poor outcome** 2 (12) 5 (100) | | 0 (0) 1 (100) 8 (31)
Poor outcome/death*** 4 (24) 1 (20) | | 2 (67) 0 (0) 7 (27)
Death 5 (29) 4 (80) 0 (0) 1 (100) 10 (39)
Intra-cranial hemorrhage (ICH) 17 (100) 5 (100) | | 2 (67) 1 (100) 25 (96)
Outcome following ICH 16 (94) 3 (60) | | 0 (0) 1 (100) 20 (77)
  1. Figures are frequencies (percentage frequencies).
  2. * functional independence (no symptoms to slight disability) – approximating to modified Rankin Scale [31] 0 to 1, or 0 to 2.
  3. ** dependence (moderate to severe disability) - approximating to modified Rankin Scale 3 to 5.
  4. *** dependence combined with death.
  5. | | one risk communication tool displayed these outcomes using only graphical methods.