Correlates of informant-rated cognitive decline after stroke

Citation
Jm. Starr et al., Correlates of informant-rated cognitive decline after stroke, CEREB DIS, 10(3), 2000, pp. 214-220
Citations number
44
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurology,"Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES
ISSN journal
1015-9770 → ACNP
Volume
10
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
214 - 220
Database
ISI
SICI code
1015-9770(200005/06)10:3<214:COICDA>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
Cognitive impairment is common after stroke, but measurement is problematic . Six tests of mental ability, unaffected by loss of limb function, were ad ministered to 49 subjects of mean age 74.2 years at a median of 4.3 years ( range 0.1-16.8) after stroke together with a depression score and the IOCOD E, an informant-rated scale of estimated cognitive decline. Over 90% of str oke patients were able to complete most tests. IOCODE correlated significan tly with the HADS depression score (r = 0.35, p = 0.040), the 2-year Barthe l score (r = -0.60, p = 0.001) and with a general cognitive factor extracte d from the mental ability test scores (r =-0.42, p = 0.016). We con elude t hat informant-rated methods offer a promising approach to measuring cogniti ve decline after stroke. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.