Geropsychological problems in medical rehabilitation: dementia and depression among stroke and lower extremity fracture patients.

@article{Mast1999GeropsychologicalPI,
  title={Geropsychological problems in medical rehabilitation: dementia and depression among stroke and lower extremity fracture patients.},
  author={Benjamin T. Mast and Susan E. Macneill and Peter A. Lichtenberg},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={
          M607-12
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although stroke and lower extremity fracture are often viewed as distinct medical rehabilitation conditions, they share similarities in that they are both experienced primarily among older adults, and are often accompanied by gero-psychological problems such as dementia and depression. In spite of these similarities, actual comparisons of these prevalence rates have been rare in the previous literature, most likely due to obvious differences in the nature of the injuries involved… CONTINUE READING