Journal article

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRE-STROKE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SYMPTOMS OF POST-STROKE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY

Martina Reiten Bovim, Bent Lndredavik, Anne Hokstad, Toby Cumming, Julie Bernhardt, Torunn Askim

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine | FOUNDATION REHABILITATION INFORMATION | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To explore mechanisms affecting mental health in patients with stroke. The aims were to investigate the association between pre-stroke physical activity and symptoms of anxiety and depression 3 months after stroke, and to investigate how self-reported physical activity changed from before to 3 months after the stroke. DESIGN: Secondary analyses of a prospective observational multicentre study. PATIENTS: Stroke patients from 11 Norwegian stroke units. METHODS: Symptoms of anxiety and depression were measured using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and physical activity was assessed by self-report. Negative binomial regression was used to analyse associations. RESULTS: The..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Liaison Committee between the Central Norway Regional Health Authority, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Research Council of Norway [grant number 205309].