Multicenter Prospective Stroke Cohort in Korea

Principal Investigator

Byung-Chul Lee
Contact: Hee-Joon Bae
Department of Neurology,
Seoul National University College of Medicine,
Stroke Center,
Seoul National University
Bundang Hospital, 82, Gumi-ro 173 beon-gil,
Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do 463-707,


Country Korea
Principal Investigator Byung-Chul Lee
Contact person (email) Hee-Joon Bae (
Key publication/reference Yu et al. Stroke 2013;44:786-788
Years in which study conducted 2007-2008
Size 620 (n=353 for detailed 3m assessment)
Population: Hospital/community Hospital
Selection: consecutive/random Consecutive
Admit with previous stroke? Yes
Admit with TIA? No
Age range 12-93
Number of centres 12
Control group: number, population, selection None
Initial: Time and data collected/tests administered Within 2 weeks: VRF, MRI, function
Detailed 3m: 60-minute K-VCIHS-NP, IQCODE, function
Subsequent (follow-ups) None beyond the 3m assessment
Stroke-related data NIHSS
Functional tests/data Korean IADL Scale, Rankin
Other medical tests/data None
Neuropsychological tests Test battery (K-VCIHS-NP), MMSE
MRI scans, when and how many Within 7 days of symptoms
PET scans No
Psychiatric exams/diagnoses Dementia (DSM-IV)
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