A Study to Compare the Addition of a Mobile Health App to Standard Care versus Standard Care Alone in Patients Discharged from the Hospital after a Stroke


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Jacksonville, Florida: 14-006176
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 14-006176

About this study

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of the Better Mobile Health App for use by patients after hospital discharge for a stroke by using satisfaction survey ratings and hospital readmission rates. The Better App provides a personal health assistant who assists in coordination of care. The app is provided in addition to standard care and compared to the use of standard care alone.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria

  • 18 years or older
  • Patient must have been hospitalized for ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, or transient ischemic attack
  • Patient or their legally authorized representative (LAR) has a smart phone or tablet and is able to download the Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. and Better Apps


Exclusion Criteria

  • Patient or their LAR does not have a smart phone or tablet
  • Patient or their LAR is unable to download the Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.  and Better apps
  • Patient or their LAR is unable to manipulate and operate the phone or tablet cognitively or physically
  • Is being discharged to hospice
  • Is pregnant

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

William Freeman, M.D.

Closed for enrollment


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