Journal article

Predictors of Subjective Cognitive Complaint in Postacute Older Adult Stroke Patients

Fiona Lamb, Jacqueline Anderson, Michael Saling, Helen Dewey

ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of objective cognitive impairment, negative affect, and fatigue on cognitive complaint in a postacute (mean=6.64±1.32mo) sample of patients with ischemic stroke. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Specialized stroke units at major metropolitan hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with first-ever ischemic stroke (N=25) aged between 50 and 85 years with relatively good neurologic recovery (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score ≤7) during the postacute period. Participants were excluded from the study if there was a documented history of psychiatric illness, neurologic disease, dementia, or a moderate or severe aphasia. INTERVENTIONS: Not applic..

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