alexa Fatigue after stroke: frequency and effect on daily life.
Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Author(s): Crosby GA, Munshi S, Karat AS, Worthington E, Lincoln NB

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Abstract PURPOSE: An audit was conducted to assess the frequency of fatigue after stroke, to determine the impact on daily life, and whether it was discussed with clinicians. METHOD: Patients were recruited from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust stroke service. Patients were interviewed about their fatigue, and the Fatigue Severity Subscale (FSS-FAI), Brief Assessment Schedule for Depression Cards (BASDEC), Barthel Index and Nottingham Extended Activities of Daily Living (EADL) Scale were administered. RESULTS: 64 patients were recruited, with a mean age 73.5 years (SD 14.0, range 37-94 years), 37 (58\%) as in-patients and 27 (42\%) as outpatients. There were 41 (64\%) who reported significant levels of fatigue and 31 (48\%) with significant fatigue on the Fatigue Severity Scale. Demographic and clinical variables were not significantly related to fatigue (p > 0.05), apart from gender, with women reporting significantly more fatigue than men (p = 0.006). There was a moderate correlation between the BASDEC and FSS (r(s) = 0.41, p = 0.002). Of the 41 participants who reported fatigue, 33 (81\%) had not discussed this with their clinician. CONCLUSIONS: Fatigue was a common problem after stroke. There was a lack of awareness in both patients and clinicians and little advice being given to patients with fatigue. This article was published in Disabil Rehabil and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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