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Ir J Med Sci. 2008 Sep;177(3):189-92. doi: 10.1007/s11845-008-0159-6. Epub 2008 Jun 27.

Validation of the use of the ROSIER stroke recognition instrument in an Irish emergency department.

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Department of Medical Gerontology (Stroke Service), Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James's Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A study was performed to determine the utility of the 8-point recognition of stroke in the emergency room (ROSIER) instrument as a diagnostic tool in a large Irish emergency department.

METHODS:

Fifty patients had ROSIER scores completed by doctors. Diagnoses achieved using the score were compared with discharge diagnoses. Relations between ROSIER score, impairment and length of stay were assessed.

RESULTS:

Forty-seven patients (94%) had a ROSIER Score > or =1 indicating a stroke, 44 (94%) of these had stroke confirmed on investigation. Two patients with stroke were missed and three were wrongly identified. Positive predictive value for the ROSIER was 94%. ROSIER correlated with Scandinavian neurological stroke score. (r = -0.414, p = 0.003) and was associated with increasing length of stay in survivors (p = 0.16, one-way ANOVA. F = 3.116, df = 6).

CONCLUSION:

The ROSIER is a suitable and useful adjunct in the assessment of stroke patients in Ireland.

PMID:
18584275
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0159-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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