A Longitudinal Study of Fatigue, Depression, Functioning, Sleep Disturbance and Quality of Life in Patients with Stroke.

posted on 17.03.2020 by Anners Lerdal

This study examine the characteristics of fatigue and its relationships with depression, functioning, sleep quality, and quality of life in a sample of patients with first ever stroke.

Design: prospective study over 18 month.

Data was collected in the acute phase in people with first ever stroke, and repeated after 6, 12 and 18 months. A number of 115 patients were recruited in 2007 and 2008.

Data were collected study from face-to-face interviews using structured questionnaires, patient’s medical records, and motion logger actigraphs.

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The Research Council of Norway (grant #176503 and #19256)