Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Minimal depression: How does it relate to upper-extremity impairment and function in stroke?

No idea on what this means. That's what your doctor is for. I bet you wouldn't have to worry as much about depression if you had less damage because you stopped the neuronal cascade of death. I'm sounding like a broken record on that.
http://search.naric.com/research/rehab/redesign_record.cfm?search=2&type=all&criteria=J67368&phrase=no&rec=123170
NARIC Accession Number: J67368.  What's this?
ISSN: 0272-9490.
Author(s): Weaver, Lindy L.; Page, Stephen J.; Sheffler, Lynne; Chae, John.
Publication Year: 2013.
Number of Pages: 6.
Abstract: Study examined the association between minimal depression, upper-extremity (UE) impairment, and UE motor function in a cohort of participants with subacute stroke. Correlational analyses were performed using the following outcome measures: the UE section of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FM), the functional ability section of the Arm Motor Ability Test (AMAT), and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II). Results showed a negative correlation between BDI-II and both the FM (−.120) and the AMAT (−.110); however, this correlation was not statistically significant. Women exhibited higher depression scores (8.75) than men (6.29). Results suggest that low levels of depression are not associated with UE motor impairment and function in people with minimal to moderate UE disability levels. Post-stroke depression occurs more frequently in women, warranting additional research on sex-specific differences. Given the proliferation of UE therapies targeting this group, this information is important for effective therapy planning and implementation.

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