A: There are no additional costs associated with participating in this research trial.
All medical care that is part of the research project will be provided to participants free of charge.
Participants will receive a gift card of $50 for the time spent completing all the assessments.
A: There are no known risks, other than those normally associated with rehabilitation, and no anticipated discomfort from taking part in this study.
A: By signing the consent form you agree to relevant research staff accessing your health records of the participant to collect personal and health information.
Information about your participation in this trial will also be recorded in your health record.
Research staff will collect information directly from you about your use of health services during the trial. Information will also be collected on health services used by you:
- In the 12 months before your stroke
- In the 12 months following discharge after your stroke.
Your health information will be stored securely. Information collected may be shared with collaborating researchers.
However, information will be used solely for the purposes of this trial. Individual data will not be published.
A: Participation in any research project is voluntary.
You don’t have to participate if you don’t want to.
You will still receive the best possible care to aid your stroke recovery.
A: If you are participating in the HOME Rehab Trial and decide you don’t want to continue, please let a member of the research team know.
This will allow them to inform you if there are any health risks or requirements associated with withdrawing. Your decision to withdraw will not affect your relationship with your healthcare providers or your routine treatment.
If you would like further information, or your question has not been answered here, please contact our National Trial Coordinator.