Author(s): Naess H, Nyland HI, Thomassen L, Aarseth J, Myhr KM
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Abstract BACKGROUND: To study the impact of fatigue in young ischaemic stroke patients. METHODS: The Fatigue Severity Scale score was obtained in 192 patients (mean time 6.0 years after the stroke) and 212 controls. RESULTS: Fatigue was associated with cerebral infarction in a multivariate analysis of patients and controls (p = 0.002). Fatigue was independently associated with unfavourable functional outcome (p = 0.001), depression (p < 0.001), and basilar artery infarction through interaction with the modified Rankin Scale score (p = 0.047) in patients. CONCLUSION: Fatigue is frequent in young adults with cerebral infarction. Stroke-related factors independently associated with fatigue include functional outcome. Stroke location may influence fatigue. Copyright (c) 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel.
This article was published in Cerebrovasc Dis
and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation