|Caregiver training v usual care†|
|Outcomes at 12 months||Patients||Caregivers|
|*HAD = Hamilton Anxiety and Depression scale, 21–0, 0 = good; EuroQol scale, 0–100, 100 = good; CBS = Caregiver Burden Scale, 88–22, 22 = good.|
|†p Values for all results ⩽0.009.|
|Median anxiety scores (HAD)||3 v 4.5||3 v 4|
|Median depression scores (HAD)||3 v 4||2 v 3|
|Median quality of life scores (EuroQol)||65 v 60||80 v 70|
|Burden of care (CBS)||Not applicable||32 v 41|
|Costs||£10 133 v £13 794|
Training informal caregivers of patients with stroke improved patient and caregiver quality of life and reduced costs
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