Comparison of recovery patterns and prognostic indicators for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in China: The ChinaQUEST (QUality Evaluation of Stroke Care and Treatment) registry study

Jade W Wei, Emma L Heeley, Ji-Guang Wang, Yining Huang, Lawrence K S Wong, Zhengyi Li, Stephane Roland Heritier, Hisatomi Arima, Craig S Anderson

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Background and Purpose-: Limited data exist on the comparative recovery patterns and outcomes of patients with ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage in China. Methods-: Data on baseline characteristics and outcomes of 6354 patients at 3 and 12 months poststroke are from ChinaQUEST (QUality Evaluation of Stroke Care and Treatment), a multicenter, prospective, 62-hospital registry study in China. Logistic regression was used to determine factors associated with a poor outcome defined by death/dependency (modified Rankin Scale score of 3 to 5) on follow-up. Generalized estimating equations were used to assess variations in recovery pattern by stroke type. Results-: Baseline severity and rate of functional recovery in the early phase were significantly greater for intracerebral hemorrhage. However, patients with ischemic stroke were on average twice as likely to experience a good outcome (modified Rankin Scale score
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1877 - 1883
Number of pages7
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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