Development and initial testing of the stroke rapid-treatment readiness tool.


Journal Article

No instruments are currently available to help health systems identify target areas for reducing door-to-needle times for the administration of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator to eligible patients with ischemic stroke. A 67-item Likert-scale survey was administered by telephone to stroke personnel at 252 U.S. hospitals participating in the "Get With The Guidelines-Stroke" quality improvement program. Factor analysis was used to refine the instrument to a four-factor 29-item instrument that can be used by hospitals to assess their readiness to administer intravenous tissue plasminogen activator within 60 minutes of patient hospital arrival.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olson, DM; Cox, M; Constable, M; Britz, GW; Lin, CB; Zimmer, LO; Fonarow, GC; Schwamm, LH; Peterson, ED

Published Date

  • October 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 267 - 273

PubMed ID

  • 25099063

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25099063

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1945-2810

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000082


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States