Clinical and cost effectiveness of enhanced oral healthcare in stroke care settings (SOCLE II): a pilot, stepped wedge, cluster randomized, controlled trial protocol

Marian C. Brady, David Stott, Christopher J. Weir, Campbell Chalmers, Petrina Sweeney, Cam Donaldson, John Barr, Marion Barr, Alex Pollock, Sheena McGowan, Naomi Bowers, Peter Langhorne

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Stroke-associated pneumonia, a leading cause of hospital-acquired infection after stroke, affects a fifth of stroke survivors annually. Associated with increased risk of death and poorer rehabilitation outcomes, research suggests a possible relationship between stroke-associated pneumonia and patients' oral health.  

The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of a randomized controlled trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of enhanced oral healthcare vs. usual oral healthcare for people in stroke care settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)979-984
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Stroke
Issue number6
Early online date16 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015



  • hospital-acquired infection,
  • pneumonia
  • stroke rehabilitation

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