Dementia is Associated With Poorer Quality of Care and Outcomes After Stroke: An Observational Study
Michele L Callisaya, Tara Purvis, Katherine Lawler, Amy Brodtmann, Dominique A Cadilhac, Monique F Kilkenny
JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES A-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: To determine whether preexisting dementia is associated with poorer quality of care and outcomes after stroke in the acute hospital phase. METHOD: This was a retrospective analysis of pooled data from the Australian Stroke Foundation national audit conducted in 2015 and 2017. Dementia status was obtained from the medical records. Processes of care to assess quality included: stroke unit care, time-dependent therapy, nursing/allied health assessments, and preparation for discharge. Outcomes included in-hospital complications, independence on discharge, and destination. Logistic regression was used to examine associations between dementia status and processes of care. Multilevel ra..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
The following authors receive Research Fellowship support from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia: M.L.C. (#1135761), M.F.K. (#1109426), and D.A.C (#1154273). D.A.C, T.P. and M.F.K. report grants from the Stroke Foundation for the standard analysis of national audit data, unrelated to this work. T.P and K.L. have no disclosures.