The effects of a dialogue-based intervention to promote psychosocial well-being after stroke: a randomized controlled trial.

CONCLUSION: The results of this trial did not demonstrate lower levels of emotional distress and anxiety or higher levels of health-related quality of life in the intervention group (dialogue-based intervention) as compared to the control group (usual care) at 12 months post-stroke. PMID: 32517513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

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Abstract Objective: The principal objectives of this study were to investigate relationships between objective sleep parameters, that is, sleep onset latency, wake after sleep onset, number of awakenings, sleep efficiency, and sleep duration, and quality of life after mild to moderate stroke. Methods: The subjects were 112 first-time mild to moderate stroke patients admitted to a rehabilitation unit. Physical functions, depression, anxiety, quality of life, subjective insomnia, quality of sleep, and fatigue were assessed at about 20 days after stroke. Objective sleep parameters were also assessed using a wrist-wor...
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our findings show that disability assessment late in the first week after onset of stroke using NIHSS accurately forecast outcome at one month after onset of stroke. The MMSE too is not expected to change at 1 month. Those with aphasia are expected to have greater disability. Based on or study we recommend that stroke patients should be assessed with NIHSS and MMSE before discharge, to explain the prognosis of the patient. Also more intense counselling on controlling blood pressure and diabetes as well as abstinence from smoking should be undertaken routinely. PMID: 31309796 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Wei Li1†, Wei-Min Xiao1†, Yang-Kun Chen1*, Jian-Feng Qu1, Yong-Lin Liu1, Xue-Wen Fang2, Han-Yu Weng1 and Gen-Pei Luo11Department of Neurology, Dongguan People’s Hospital, Dongguan, China2Department of Radiology, Dongguan People’s Hospital, Dongguan, ChinaBackground: Anxiety is prevalent after a stroke. The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of poststroke anxiety (PSA) remain unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and neuroimaging risk factors for development of PSA and examine the effects of PSA on activities of daily living (ADL) and quality of life (...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conditions:   Stroke;   CVA (Cerebrovascular Accident);   CVA; Sequelae;   Stroke, Ischemic;   Stroke Hemorrhagic;   Hemianopia;   Hemiplegia;   Hemiparesis;   Aphasia;   Cerebral Infarction;   Intracerebral Hemorrhage;   Anxiety;   Depression;   Dysphagia;   Dysarthria;   Hemispatial N eglect;   Mild Cognitive Impairment Intervention:   Sponsor:   Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The objective of our study was to investigate the extent to which subjective cognitive complaints predicted community reintegration following a stroke, and whether this relationship would be mediated by emotional status. Methods Using a cross-sectional design, patients with a primary diagnosis of stroke (n = 102; age range 25-89 years) were recruited from the register of a neurological rehabilitation service if they were at least 6 months post-stroke and had been discharged home following the stroke. Exclusions included history of dementia, co-morbid psychiatric or neurological disorder, or significant ...
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research
Conclusions Half the stroke survivors reported fatigue at six months post-stroke. Reduced independence in activities of daily living and higher anxiety levels were associated with the level of fatigue. Persistent and delayed onset fatigue may affect independence and participation in rehabilitation, and these findings should be used to inform the development of appropriate interventions. PMID: 28891760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Provision of written information alone appears to be as effective as a 30-min individualized sexual rehabilitation programme in an inpatient setting. Further research is needed regarding longer term outcomes and outpatient settings. PMID: 28350412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
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Source: Aphasiology - Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Source Type: research
Aphasia therapy involves improving receptive and expressive language through traditional language approaches. Over the past few years, some research has started to indicate that non-linguistic factors may also affect auditory comprehension: Distractions that interfere with attention may negatively affect auditory comprehension in people with aphasia. While most treatment approaches focus solely on linguistic deficits, I believe it is helpful to consider how other areas of cognition impact a person’s ability to interpret and produce language. I look to techniques from other disciplines for solutions whe...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Tags: Speech-Language Pathology Aphasia Language Disorders Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: The short-course inpatient rehabilitation program could improve functional ability in stroke patients with low cost but high efficiency. This program is suitable for subacute stroke patients in hospitals with limited resources and budget. PMID: 26817186 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: Journals (General) Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
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