The €- Restore4stroke study: economic evaluation of stroke care in the Netherlands’

M. van Eeden

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal


A stroke not only has physical and social consequences, it can also have serious implications for society as well. The Restore4Stroke study found that a single stroke patient costs society an average of €30,000 one year after the stroke, with a significant portion being spent on mental health services. This study also found that while stroke-specific self-management therapy may be a cost-effective alternative for stroke patients, the methodology behind proactive coping makes this treatment option unfeasible. Stroke-specific cognitive behavioural therapy may prove to be a more affordable alternative for stroke patients, but this requires further research in a larger population. Finally, self-management is a popular yet complex concept in chronic care.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van Heugten, Caroline, Supervisor
  • van Mastrigt, Ghislaine, Co-Supervisor
Award date22 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • stroke
  • cost-effectiveness
  • alternative treatment options

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