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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY   SPRING-SUMMER 2007 , Volume 6 , Number 17-18; Page(s) 26 To 30.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF THE FREQUENCY OF DEPRESSION FOLLOWING ISCHEMIC STROKE IN BABOL

 
 
Author(s):  AHMADI AHANGAR ALIJAN, HOSEINI SEYED REZA
 
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Abstract: 
Background and objective: Stroke is a major cause of depression in elderly. About 30% of all stroke patients experience a kind of depression after stroke. This study was performed to assess the incidence of post stroke depression in our region.
Method: In a historical cohort and hospital-based study on 205 ischemic stroke patients, depression was determined during two year period after onset of stroke.
Findings: Thirty seven patients (18%) had depression during this study period sixteen (43.2%) female and 21male (56.8%) (RR=1.46, CI=0.8-2.64, P=0.2). Depression was 21.9% in institutionalized patients.
Conclusion: Incidence of post stroke depression in this study was less than other studies.Rate of post stroke depression in home care patients was less than institutionalized cases.
 
Keyword(s): DEPRESSION, ISCHEMIC STROKE, INSTITUTIONALIZATION
 
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