Long-term Neuropsychological Outcome and Quality of Life in Perinatal Ischemic Stroke
Received Date: Oct 16, 2015 / Accepted Date: Feb 01, 2016 / Published Date: Feb 08, 2016
Background: Perinatal arterial ischemic stroke is an established risk factor for neuromotor and cognitive sequelae, but little is known about long-term neuropsychological implications. We aimed to evaluate long-term neuropsychological outcome and its effect on life quality in children with history of perinatal arterial ischemic stroke.
Methods: Seventeen children with history of perinatal arterial ischemic stroke, selected from the institutional cerebrovascular registry, were recruited for this study. Outcome was investigated using a battery of standardized neuropsychological tests and PedsQL questionnaire. A neuropsychological composite score (Cognitive Index) was calculated taking into account impaired performances.
Results: 47% of the patients had impaired Cognitive Index. Neuropsychological functions involved included: language, visuo-motor and executive functions, visual selective attention, with sustained attention as the most affected (59% of patients). Impairment in Cognitive Index was significantly associated with poor quality of life as perceived by parents.
Conclusion: In conclusion, minor impairments, such as neuropsychological deficits, can frequently occur in children with history of perinatal arterial ischemic stroke and may affect quality of life.
Keywords: Cognitive; IQ; Neonatal stroke; Arterial stroke; Cerebrovascular
Citation: Suppiej A, Traverso A, Baggio L, Cappellari A, Simioni P, et al. (2016) Long-term Neuropsychological Outcome and Quality of Life in Perinatal Ischemic Stroke. J Pediatr Neurol Med 1: 104. Doi: 10.4172/2472-100x.1000104
Copyright: ©2016 Suppiej A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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