Depressive Symptoms in Individuals after Stroke in a Home-Based Rehabilitation Setting

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Publisher: Hindawi Limited
Document Type: Article
Length: 5,269 words
Lexile Measure: 1480L

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Poststroke depression has been shown to affect rehabilitation progress. This study evaluated patients after stroke who actively participated in a home-based rehabilitation program to determine variables that correlated with depressive symptoms in this population. A retrospective review of patients who were provided rehabilitation by Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team clinicians between January 1,2009, and September 30,2015, was completed. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to determine which demographic and outcome variables (Functional Independence Measure [FIM[TM]] and Reintegration to Normal Living Index [RNLI]) were independently associated with depressive symptoms, as defined by Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) scores. 889 patients (53.2% male, mean age = 69.8 years) were included. Based on PHQ-9 scores, 89.7% of patients presented with no or mild depressive symptoms (PHQ-9 10). The regression demonstrated that referral from outpatient, community care access centre, or community settings (OR = 1.89, p = 0.04), low RNLI scores (OR = 0.92; p = 0.001), and younger age (OR = 0.96; p

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A584728542