Journal article

Mild Impairment of Cognition Impacts on Activity Participation After Stroke in a Community-Dwelling Australian Cohort

Jacinto Spitzer, Tamara Tse, Carolyn M Baum, Leeanne M Carey

OTJR : occupation, participation and health | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2011


Ongoing disability following stroke can severely impact activity participation and quality of life. The authors investigated the association between cognition and mood and activity participation in 30 survivors of stroke living in the community, using quantitative assessment tools. Non-parametric correlation analyses quantified the presence and strength of association between variables. Differences for those with cognitive impairment or with depressive symptoms were investigated. Survivors of stroke with cognitive impairment of even mild severity had significantly reduced participation in all activity domains. Significant differences in activity participation were not found with mood, althou..

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