Assessing cognitive impairment following stroke

McDonnell, Michelle N., Bryan, Janet, Smith, Ashleigh E., and Esterman, Adrian J. (2011) Assessing cognitive impairment following stroke. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 33 (9). pp. 945-953.

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The assessment of cognitive function is often neglected following stroke, with no consensus on the optimal method to assess poststroke cognition. We evaluated the ability of a brief protocol to detect cognitive impairment in community-dwelling people with chronic stroke compared to healthy controls and its ability to detect changes in cognition in stroke participants undergoing an exercise intervention. Four tests of cognition were able to detect differences between the groups in the domains of executive function, memory, and information-processing speed. Stroke survivors undergoing exercise over a 5-month period showed significantly improved memory and speed of information processing. Results suggest that exercise may have the potential to improve cognition in long-term stroke survivors and that these tests are sensitive measures of poststroke cognition.

Item ID: 37516
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1744-411X
Keywords: cognition, rehabilitation, stroke, outcome assessment, psychology
Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), AustralianTechnology Network (ATN) Centre for Metabolic Fitness
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 07:41
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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