Chronic stroke

Poor Quality of Life and Low Social Support are Predictive of Depressive Symptoms in Chronic Stroke

Background: Depression is a common yet often unrecognized consequence of stroke, affecting between 20-50% of all survivors. Reported underlying factors affecting depression in acute and chronic stroke include: functional disability, lesion location, time since stroke, female gender, age, cognitive impairment, history of major depression, low social support, poor quality of life, and inferior sleep quality.

Purpose: To examine potential independent predictors of depressive symptoms in chronic stroke.

Predictors of gait velocity among community-dwelling stroke survivors

Introduction: Gait velocity is an objective, fundamental indicator of post-stroke walking ability. Most stroke survivors have diminished aerobic endurance or paretic leg strength affecting their walking ability. Other reported underlying factors affecting gait velocity include functional disability, balance, cognitive impairment, or the distance they are required to walk.

Objective: To examine the relationship between gait velocity and measures of physical and cognitive functioning in chronic stroke.

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