Search for dissertations about: "stroke prevalence"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 100 swedish dissertations containing the words stroke prevalence.

  1. 1. Spasticity after first-ever stroke

    Author : Erik Lundström; Jörgen Borg; Andreas Terént; Anja Smits; Christian Blomstrand; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; stroke; spasticity; upper motor neuron syndrome; UMN syndrome; prevalence; incidence; prediction; disabling spasticity; Neurology; Neurologi; Rehabilitation Medicine; Rehabiliteringsmedicin; Neurology; Neurologi;

    Abstract : The prevalence of spasticity after first-ever stroke is approximately 20%, but there are no data on the prevalence of disabling spasticity.The reported prevalence of pain after stroke varies between 19% and 74%, whether pain is associated with spasticity is not known. READ MORE

  2. 2. Depression after stroke

    Author : Monica Åström; Rolf Adolfsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cerebrovascular disorders; stroke; depression; living conditions; life satisfaction; social network; dysphasia; self-care ability; cerebral atrophy; dexamethasone;

    Abstract : Both stroke and depression are major health problems in the elderly. In this study, the prevalence of major depression after stroke was investigated in a well-defined sample of acute stroke patients (n=80), followed up at 3 months, 1 year, 2 and 3 years after the stroke event. Links to biological and psychosocial factors were examined. READ MORE

  3. 3. Stroke and depression in very old age

    Author : Carl Hörnsten; Yngve Gustafson; Hugo Lövheim; Bo Norrving; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; stroke; depression; very old; oldest old; epidemiology; mortality; risk factors; systolic blood pressure; diastolic blood pressure; atrial fibrillation; geriatric depression scale; geriatrik; Geriatrics;

    Abstract : Background The prevalence and incidence of stroke are known to increase with age, which, combined with demographic change, means that very old patients with stroke are a growing patient group. Risk factors for incident stroke among very old people have not been widely investigated. READ MORE

  4. 4. Life After a Stroke Event : With Special Reference to Aspects on Prognosis, Health and Municipality Care Utilization, and Life Satisfaction Among Patients and Their Informal Caregivers

    Author : Lena Olai; Kurt Svärdsudd; Marianne Omne-Pontén; Lars Borgquist; Mai-Lis Hellénius; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; stroke; older age; prognosis; care utilization; life situation; informal caregiver; health problems; survival; hazard; nursing; Family medicine; Allmänmedicin; Vårdvetenskap; Caring Sciences;

    Abstract : Objectives. The aim of this thesis was to study the prognosis, health care utilization and health situation in stroke patients, and informal caregiver burden during the first post-stroke year. Material and methods. READ MORE

  5. 5. Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

    Author : Sara Själander; Peter J. Svensson; Bo Carlberg; Håkan Walfridsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Atrial fibrillation; stroke; oral anticoagulation; aspirin; haemorrhage; electrical cardioversion; pulmonary vein isolation; Cardiology; kardiologi;

    Abstract : Background: The Framingham Study from 1991 showed a clear correlation between atrial fibrillation (AF) and ischemic stroke, where patients with AF had an almost fivefold increase in risk of stroke compared with patients without AF. Since then, several trials have evaluated different antithrombotic treatments to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AF. READ MORE