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Table 1 AVERT inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Mobilization after thrombolysis (rtPA) within 24 hours of acute stroke: what factors influence inclusion of patients in A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT)?

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
• 18 years or older • Premorbid modified Rankin Score of 3, 4 or 5
• Recruited within 24 hours of stroke onset • Deterioration within first hour of admission, resulting in direct admission to ICU, a documented clinical decision for palliative treatment, or immediate surgery
• Admitted to stroke care unit
• Conscious – reacts to verbal commands as a minimum • Concurrent diagnosis of rapidly deteriorating disease (e.g. terminal cancer)
• Unstable coronary or other medical condition judged by investigator to impose hazard to patient if involved in trial
• Systolic blood pressure < 110 or > 220 mmHg
• Oxygen saturation < 92% (±supplemental oxygen)
• Resting heart rate < 40 or >110 bpm
• Temperature > 38.5°C
• Enrolled in another intervention trial