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

Friday, May 12, 2017

Neuroticism and fatigue 3 months after ischemic stroke: A cross-sectional study

http://search.naric.com/research/rehab/redesign_record.cfm?search=2&type=all&criteria=J75826&phrase=no&rec=133374&article_source=Rehab&international=0&international_language=&international_location=
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Volume 98(4) , Pgs. 716-721.

NARIC Accession Number: J75826.  What's this?
ISSN: 0003-9993.
Author(s): Lau, Chieh G.; Tang, Wai K.; Liu, Xiang X.; Liang, Hua J.; Liang, Yan; Mok, Vincent; Wong, Adrian; Ungvari, Gabor S.; Kutlubaev, Mansur A.; Wong, Ka S..
Publication Year: 2017.
Number of Pages: 6.
Abstract: Study examined relationship between neuroticism and fatigue in 191 Chinese patients with stroke. Neuroticism is a personality trait characterized by anxiety, irritability, emotional instability, and impulsiveness. Individuals with high neuroticism find it more difficult to cope with stress and to control urges and are more likely to experience offensive emotions and anger. Fatigue is common in patients in both acute and chronic phases of stroke. Neuroticism was measured with the neuroticism subscale of the Chinese version of the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI). The level of fatigue was measured with the Fatigue Assessment Scale. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Barthel Index, and Mini-Mental State Examination were administered to obtain demographic and clinical information. Results showed that fatigue severity 3 months after stroke positively correlated with GDS and NEO-FFI neuroticism scores and negatively correlated with the Barthel Index score. Findings indicate that neuroticism, independent of depressive symptoms, is a predictor of fatigue severity 3 months after stroke. Interventions such as psychological screening programs are warranted for early detection of patients at high risk of post-stroke depression.
Descriptor Terms: ANXIETY DISORDERS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, DEPRESSION, EMOTIONAL DISORDERS, INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION, PERSONALITY, STROKE.


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Citation: Lau, Chieh G., Tang, Wai K., Liu, Xiang X., Liang, Hua J., Liang, Yan, Mok, Vincent, Wong, Adrian, Ungvari, Gabor S., Kutlubaev, Mansur A., Wong, Ka S.. (2017). Neuroticism and fatigue 3 months after ischemic stroke: A cross-sectional study.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , 98(4), Pgs. 716-721. Retrieved 5/13/2017, from REHABDATA database.


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