Physical impairment, depressive symptoms and pre-stroke fatigue are related to fatigue in the acute phase after stroke.

@article{Lerdal2011PhysicalID,
  title={Physical impairment, depressive symptoms and pre-stroke fatigue are related to fatigue in the acute phase after stroke.},
  author={Anners Lerdal and Linda N. Bakken and Eli F Rasmussen and Christer Beiermann and Signy Ryen and Solveig Pynten and Ashild S Drefvelin and Anne M Dahl and Gunhild Rognstad and Arnstein Finset and Kathryn Aldrich Lee and Hesook Suzie Kim},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={334-42}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to describe prevalence of fatigue and its relationship with demographic and clinical variables during the first 2 weeks (acute phase) following a stroke. METHOD Data were collected in a cross-sectional correlational study from face-to-face interviews using structured questionnaires and patient's medical records. The sample consists of 115 patients with first-ever stroke admitted to two hospitals in Norway in 2007 and 2008. Post-stroke fatigue was measured… CONTINUE READING

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