Cracow Stroke Database

Principal Investigator

Aleksandra Klimkowicz-Mrowiec
Department of Neurology,
Jagiellonian University Medical College,
Botaniczna 3, 31-503,
Krakow, Poland.


Country Poland
Principal Investigator Aleksandra Klimkowicz-Mrowiec
Contact person (email)
Key publication/reference Klimkowicz et al. J Neurol 2004 251:599-603
Klimkowicz et al. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2006 21:328-34
Years in which study conducted 2000-2001
Size 250
Population: Hospital/community Hospital
Selection: consecutive/random Consecutive
Admit with previous stroke? Yes
Admit with TIA? No
Age range 40+
Number of centres 1
Control group: number, population, selection None
Initial: Time and data collected/tests administered MedHx, VRF, CT, IQCODE, neurologic exam
Detailed 3m: neurological exam and NΨ, function
Subsequent (follow-ups) 12 m
Stroke-related data Scandinavian Stroke Scale
Functional tests/data Barthel Index, Rankin Scale
Other medical tests/data Biochemical data
Neuropsychological tests Test battery
MRI scans, when and how many No
PET scans No
Psychiatric exams/diagnoses Dementia
Intervention trialled? No

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