Research output

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

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

Associated researcher

  • van Eeden, M.

Associated organisations


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.

    Research areas

  • stroke, cost-effectiveness, alternative treatment options
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Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Award date22 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016