Correlates of informant-rated cognitive decline after stroke

John Starr, C Nicolson, K Anderson, M S Dennis, I J Deary

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Cognitive impairment is common after stroke, but measurement is problematic. Six tests of mental ability, unaffected by loss of limb function, were administered 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 IOCODE, an informant-rated scale of estimated cognitive decline. Over 90% of stroke patients were able to complete most tests. IOCODE correlated significantly with the HADS depression score (r = 0.35, p = 0.040), the 2-year Barthel score (r = -0.60, p = 0.001) and with a general cognitive factor extracted from the mental ability test scores (r =-0.42, p = 0.016). We con elude that informant-rated methods offer a promising approach to measuring cognitive decline after stroke. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-220
Number of pages7
JournalCerebrovascular diseases
Volume10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • cerebrovascular disease
  • cognitive disorders
  • neuropsychological assessment
  • ADULT READING TEST
  • ELDERLY IQCODE
  • CEREBROVASCULAR-DISEASE
  • DEMOGRAPHIC-VARIABLES
  • VASCULAR DEMENTIA
  • CROSS-VALIDATION
  • HOSPITAL ANXIETY
  • DEPRESSION SCALE
  • MENTAL STATE
  • IMPAIRMENT

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