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RESCUE CREST Web-Based Intervention Study


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Please contact Dr. Uphold to request information and materials used in this project.

Dr. Constance Uphold, PhD, ARNP, FAAN
Maggie Freytes, PhD, Research Health Scientist

Web-Based Intervention (RESCUE CREST)

The RESCUE CREST merit study was a large, randomized clinical trial to investigate the effects of a discharge planning and transitional care intervention that was delivered in one session over the phone and 8 sessions on an online messaging center.  

Web-Based Intervention Papers 

LeLaurin, J., Schmitzberger, M., Eliazar-Macke, N., Freytes, I. M., Dang, S., & Uphold, C. (2019). A commentary on methodological issues in stroke caregiver research: lessons learned from three RESCUE intervention studies. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 26(5), 399-404.

LeLaurin, J. H., Lamba, A. H., Eliazar-Macke, N. D., Schmitzberger, M. K., Freytes, I. M., Dang, S., ... & Uphold, C. R. (2020). Post-discharge Intervention for Stroke Caregivers: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(11), e21799.

  • This paper describes the protocol of the first known study to test a transitional care and messaging center intervention combined with technology to improve the wellbeing of caregivers and the recovery of stroke survivors

These materials were created for the project:

Web-Based Informational Materials for Caregivers of Veterans Post-Stroke

Project Number SDP 06-327 funded by VA HSR&D Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)