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This study examined the phenomenon of post-stroke depression and evaluated its impact on rehabilitation outcome. Sixty-four patients presenting to a rehabilitation program within weeks of first stroke were evaluated for depression through self-report measures and staff ratings. Patients also rated the particular coping strategies which they used in dealing(More)
The destinations of stroke patients after discharge from acute-care hospitals were studied to ascertain the current use of health care resources. The 1984-1985 acute-care hospital discharge listings for the province of Quebec were consulted to identify 3,045 adults of the Montreal area who were discharged, deceased or alive, with a primary or secondary(More)
Recent evidence suggests that poststroke depression is associated with the location of the brain infarct, proximity to the frontal pole being associated with greater depression following left hemisphere injury, and an opposite relationship being seen with injury to the right hemisphere. This study was designed to replicate and extend previous investigation(More)
We used a computer program to test response time among stroke patients in a clinical setting. Visual stimuli were presented to 82 hospitalized stroke patients, to 21 hospitalized controls, and to 76 nonhospitalized controls. Stroke patients had longer mean response times than controls. Patients with right hemispheric lesions had longer response times than(More)
Perceptual and cognitive disorders that frequently accompany stroke and head injury influence an individual's ability to drive a motor vehicle. Canadian physicians are legally responsible for identifying patients who are potentially unsafe to drive and, if they fail to do so, may be held liable in a civil action suit. The authors review the guidelines for(More)
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