A Study of Empathy in Stroke Telemedicine


About this study

The purpose of this study is comparing physician empathy, as perceived by the patient, during acute stroke consultation among patients seen remotely by telemedicine consult to those who received an in-person consult.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients presenting to the Emergency Department with acute stroke.
  • Patients at least 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with significant communication deficits such as blindness, severe dementia or mental health conditions significantly impairing the ability to communicate. 

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

William Cheshire, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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