Journal article

Prevalence of fatigue in patients 3 months after stroke and association with early motor activity: a prospective study comparing stroke patients with a matched general population cohort

Thorlene Egerton, Anne Hokstad, Torunn Askim, Julie Bernhardt, Bent Indredavik

BMC NEUROLOGY | BMC | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common complaint after stroke. Reasons for higher prevalence are still unclear. This study aimed to determine if fatigue prevalence in stroke patients is different to that of age and gender matched general population controls, and to explore whether early motor activity was associated with reduced likelihood of fatigue three months after stroke. METHODS: This was a prospective multicenter cohort study of stroke patients admitted to eleven regional Norwegian hospitals, within 14 days after stroke. Stroke patients (n = 257) were age and gender matched to participants in a general population health survey (HUNT3-survey) carried out in a regional county of central Norway..

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