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Vol 4, No 2 (2007)
Research paper
Published online: 2007-05-22
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Neuropsychological assessment of cognitive dysfunctions in poststroke depression

Alina Borkowska, Ilona Warwas, Monika Wiłkość, Wiktor Dróżdż
Psychiatria 2007;4(2):39-44.

open access

Vol 4, No 2 (2007)
Prace oryginalne - nadesłane
Published online: 2007-05-22

Abstract


Introduction. The purpose of his study was to assess the cognitive dysfunctions and their associations with depression and clinical picture of the illness in patients after stroke with depression.
Material and methods. The 46 patients, 27 female and 19 male, aged 51-74 years, with diagnosis of depression after stroke participated in this study. The control group consisted with 25 healthy subjects, gender, age and education level matched to patients group. The severity of depression were assessed using 17-items Hamilton Depression Scale, and neuropsychological assessment was made with two screening tests for dementia: MMSE and Clock Drawing Test. Selected neuropsychological methods for assessment different aspects of cognition were also applied.
Results and conclusions. The results show significant level of cognitive impairment connected with localization of the brain lesions, intensity of depression, and time duration after stroke, and also with duration of untreated depression.

Abstract


Introduction. The purpose of his study was to assess the cognitive dysfunctions and their associations with depression and clinical picture of the illness in patients after stroke with depression.
Material and methods. The 46 patients, 27 female and 19 male, aged 51-74 years, with diagnosis of depression after stroke participated in this study. The control group consisted with 25 healthy subjects, gender, age and education level matched to patients group. The severity of depression were assessed using 17-items Hamilton Depression Scale, and neuropsychological assessment was made with two screening tests for dementia: MMSE and Clock Drawing Test. Selected neuropsychological methods for assessment different aspects of cognition were also applied.
Results and conclusions. The results show significant level of cognitive impairment connected with localization of the brain lesions, intensity of depression, and time duration after stroke, and also with duration of untreated depression.
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Keywords

poststroke depression; cognitive dysfunctions; neuropsychological assessment

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Title

Neuropsychological assessment of cognitive dysfunctions in poststroke depression

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 4, No 2 (2007)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

39-44

Published online

2007-05-22

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2007;4(2):39-44.

Keywords

poststroke depression
cognitive dysfunctions
neuropsychological assessment

Authors

Alina Borkowska
Ilona Warwas
Monika Wiłkość
Wiktor Dróżdż

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