COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) Study
Building on partnerships and collaborations to improve post-acute stroke care
The COMPASS Study is a pragmatic, randomized trial to investigate post-acute stroke care models that are aimed at improving patient functional outcomes and reducing hospital re-admissions.
The COMPASS study will evaluate a patient-centered, community-based care model to improve secondary prevention, recovery and access to community resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. COMPASS will encourage and facilitate patient and caregiver self-management of care.
We are leveraging the successes of the NC Stroke Care Collaborative network of hospitals to expand quality improvement to the post-acute care space. In the first phase of the study, sites will be randomized to provide the COMPASS intervention or continue their usual care. In Phase 2, one-year later, the usual-care hospitals will also receive COMPASS, while the other hospitals continue the intervention.
News and Publications
The COMPASS study is now on Twitter! https://twitter.com/NCCOMPASSStudyread more
COMPASS study heads to the International Stroke Conference in Houston, TX, Feb 21-24! See below for a list of presentations, round tables and...read more
Hospital joins study to improve stroke patients' care Dawn Becker, RN, stroke program coordinator at UNC Lenoir Health Care, reviews a packet of information given to stroke patients before they leave the hospital. Last year, the hospital joined in a study to change...read more
eCare Application: Finalist in National Innovation Contest, University of Pittsburgh Center for Behavioral Health + Smart Technology
Congratulations to our eCare Application developers and team at Wake Forest Baptist Health for advancing to the final round of the National Innovation Contest! The eCare Application team will pitch their idea for solving the "Inventor's Dilemma" for cost-lowering...read more
The Wake Forest Baptist Health, COMPASS Study team is thrilled to participate again in this year's Heart & Stroke Walk in Winston-Salem, NC. Our team's name is "Movement Matters" ! Please join us as we raise money and awareness about stroke! Details about the walk...read more
Video: Co-Principal Investigator, Wayne D. Rosamond, PhD, MS, Presentation at Duke Clinical Research Institute Conference
https://youtu.be/IBX9F-eZ0y4?t=13m37s “The Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) Study: A Pragmatic Trial in North Carolina” Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: Become familiar with the design...read more
Dr. Pamela Duncan to Receive the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)/National Stroke Association Award for Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke
Pamela Duncan, PI of COMPASS, will be receiving the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)/National Stroke Association Award for Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke on November 3, 2016. This will be be the second award in post-acute stroke given by the ACRM....read more
Upcoming Webinar July 21, 2016: Emerging Approaches for Structuring Multi-Stakeholder Engagement in PCOR Projects
REGISTER ONLINE: https://events.meetingbridge.com/Register/Default.aspx?06123985758 Event Date and Time: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:00 pm to 01:15 pm EDT Event Type(s): PCORI in Practice webinar This webinar will highlight different approaches to structuring...read more
TAR HEEL TALK: MAY 8TH, 2016 Topic: Stroke Research Guests: Dr. Carmelo Graffagnino, Dir. Duke Comprehensive Stroke Center Gladys Lundy-Lamm, President, Minority Women Health Project Residents of North Carolina are 20 to 40 percent more likely to die of...read more