Patient Information

More information about being a ReCAPS participant

ReCAPS is a randomised controlled trial, which means that participants will be randomly assigned (like the flip of a coin) to receive one of the two support programs aimed at helping you recover from your stroke.

To ensure there is no bias during the selection of the two groups the computer does the randomisation. In this manner, none of the trial researchers have control over which group you are assigned. To find out more information about what randomisation means, you may wish to read information at Australian Clinical Trials 

Both programs assist you to achieve your recovery goals and involve receiving information via SMS or email (whichever you prefer) for a period of 12 weeks.

How many other people will be in the ReCAPS study?

From 2019-2022, we aim to recruit up to 1100 patients from hospitals in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Queensland.  

Helping to reach your goals after stroke

The aim of this study is to test the potential effectiveness of the ReCAPS discharge support program in assisting your recovery after stroke. We will look at whether there are differences in unexpected presentations to hospital after your stroke, as well as specific areas of health and wellbeing that you would like to improve.

We will collect various health information data 1) during an initial assessment with the hospital clinician, 2) a week or two after you leave hospital, 3) immediately after the 12-week support program has been delivered, and 4) one last time about 9 months later.