Development and initial testing of the stroke rapid-treatment readiness tool Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cerebral Infarction
  • Early Medical Intervention
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Tissue Plasminogen Activator

abstract

  • No instruments are currently available to help health systems identify target areas for reducing door-to-needle times for the administration of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator to eligible patients with ischemic stroke. A 67-item Likert-scale survey was administered by telephone to stroke personnel at 252 U.S. hospitals participating in the "Get With The Guidelines-Stroke" quality improvement program. Factor analysis was used to refine the instrument to a four-factor 29-item instrument that can be used by hospitals to assess their readiness to administer intravenous tissue plasminogen activator within 60 minutes of patient hospital arrival.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4165480

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000082

PubMed ID

  • 25099063

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 267

end page

  • 73

volume

  • 46

number

  • 5