Depression in survivors of stroke is both common and clinically relevant.
It is associated with excess suffering, handicap, suicidal ideation and mortality and it hampers rehabilitation.
Most of the data currently available are derived from clinical studies.
The objective of the present study was to study the prevalence, risk factors and consequences of depression in survivors of stroke, in a large (n=3050) community-based study of older (55-85 years) people in three regions of the Netherlands.
Depression was measured using the CES-D scale ; histories of stroke were obtained using self-reports and data from general practitioners.
The study was designed as a case-control study, using both bivariate and multivariate analyses.
The prevalence of depression in stroke survivors was 27%, which was significantly higher than the base rate (OR 2.28,95% CI 1.61-3.24).
Both stroke-related disease characteristics and psychosocial characteristics of the respondents were predictors of depression.
The consequences of depression were most evident in the realm of disability and impairment of well-being.
The patterns of service utilization showed that depressed survivors of stroke are relatively high users of a wide range of health services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Facteur risque, Etat dépressif, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Vieillard, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Trouble humeur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Risk factor, Depression, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Elderly, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Mood disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0427292
Code Inist : 002B18C07A. Création : 25/01/1999.