Katri E A Turunen

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BACKGROUND The inability of stroke patients to return to work contributes disproportionately to the socioeconomic impact of stroke and is best predicted by the severity of stroke. However, the role of cognitive deficits in stroke severity has not been scrutinised. We studied whether the initial cognitive severity of stroke, compared with other influential(More)
BACKGROUND We aim to facilitate recognition of the cognitive burden of stroke by describing the parallels between cognitive deficits and the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), a widely used measure of stroke severity. METHODS A consecutive cohort of 223 working-age patients with an acute first-ever ischaemic stroke was assessed(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral cortical infarctions are often considered to be associated with more severe cognitive deficits than subcortical infarctions, but the evidence is conflicting. We compared early and late cognitive deficits between cortical and subcortical lesions. METHODS Consecutive patients with first-ever cortical (n = 61) or subcortical(More)
BACKGROUND Compared with the direct costs, the indirect costs of stroke may be larger contributors to the socioeconomic burden of stroke, and the need to better understand the indirect costs of stroke is well established. We investigated the indirect costs of stroke according to a novel outcome, the use of stroke-related income supplements, in a Finnish(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this work was to study the change in different cognitive domains after stroke during a 2-year follow-up. METHOD We evaluated both neuropsychologically and neurologically a consecutive cohort of working-age patients with a first-ever stroke at baseline (within the first weeks), 6 months, and 2 years after stroke-onset. A total of 153(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of a yearlong multicomponent rehabilitation program on the level of physical activity (PA) and the maintenance of the level of PA over 1-year follow-up among older people recovering from a recent hip fracture. DESIGN Secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled, parallel-group trial. SETTING Home-based(More)
OBJECTIVES Executive dysfunction is associated with impaired memory performance, but controversies remain about which aspects of memory are involved and how general intelligence influences these connections. We aimed to clarify these connections in stroke patients by comparing various memory measures in patients with and without executive impairment. (More)
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