Göteborg 70+ Stroke Study

Principal Investigator

Thomas Linden
Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation,
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology,
The Sahlgrenska Academy,
Gothenburg University,
Gothenburg, Sweden.


Country Sweden
Principal Investigator Thomas Linden
Contact person (email) Thomas.Linden@neuro.gu.se
Key publication/reference Linden et al. Neuroepidemiol 2004;23:45-52
Linden et al. Stroke 2007;38:1860-1863
Years in which study conducted 1993-1994 (recruitment)
Size 249
Population: Hospital/community Hospital
Selection: consecutive/random Consecutive
Admit with previous stroke? Yes
Admit with TIA? Yes
Age range 70+
Number of centres 1
Control group: number, population, selection Other studies
Initial: Time and data collected/tests administered CT, ECG, blood tests
Detailed 3 weeks
3m, 12m: function, health-related QoL
Subsequent (follow-ups) 18m: NΨ
Stroke-related data Scandinavian Stroke Study score
Functional tests/data Barthel Index, Sunnaas Index
Other medical tests/data None
Neuropsychological tests Ratings of cognitive symptoms and items from the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale
MRI scans, when and how many No
PET scans No
Psychiatric exams/diagnoses Dementia
Intervention trialled? 2:1 stroke unit or general ward

CT=computed tomography scan, MedHx=medical history, VRF=vascular risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, obesity, smoking etc.), NΨ=neuropsychological, TIA=transient ischemic attack, m=month, y=year