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Table 4 Summary of development of the modified post-stroke checklist

From: Using a checklist to facilitate management of long-term care needs after stroke: insights from focus groups and a feasibility study

  Philp’s et al 2013 post-stroke checklist Initial modified post-stroke checklist Final modified post-stroke checklist (Additional file 1)
Number of items 11 15 15
Items included - Secondary prevention
- Activities of daily living
- Mobility
- Spasticity
- Pain
- Incontinence
- Communication
- Mood
- Cognition
- Life after stroke
- Relationship with caregiver
- Secondary prevention
- Activities of daily living
- Mobility
- Stiffness
- Pain
- Incontinence
- Communication
- Mood
- Cognition
- Relationships with family
- Fatigue
- Intimate relationships
- Work
- Social activities
- Other
- Secondary prevention
- Activities of daily living
- Mobility
- Stiffness
- Pain
- Incontinence
- Communication
- Mood
- Cognition
- Relationships with family
- Fatigue
- Intimate relationships
- Work
- Social activities
- Other
How items were selected Delphi consensus methods with panel of stroke experts Focus groups with stroke survivors, carers and healthcare providers (specialists and generalists) Feasibility study
Administration Administered by healthcare provider Stroke survivor to complete prior to stroke review.
Patient required to tick items relevant to them, prioritise 3 items and rank these in order of importance.
Stroke survivor to complete prior to stroke review.
Patient required to tick items relevant to them
Changes made to the checklist   - Checklist is pre-completed by stroke survivors.
- Wording adapted to be patient-friendly.
- Items were worded as statements to identify prevalent/ new needs (rather than new/ worsening)
- Two columns added for patients to (1) tick relevant items and (2) rank top 3 items.
- 4 additional items added
- Requirement for stroke survivors to rank needs was removed