To provide information about the functional ability of the survivors of first-ever stroke in Estonia.
A population based epidemiological study 1991 through 1993 in Tartu.
Herewith the data for 1991 and 1993 are presented.
A total of 519 persons were registered ; 82% of them were admitted (mean length 14 days), 66% were discharged home.
During 6 months 41% of the patients died, the remaining 305 patients were interviewed about their living conditions, and functional ability using the Barthel ADL Index.
Although 58% of patients responded to the questionnaire, no significant differences in several factors between the respondents and non-respondents were found.
Thirty-eight percent of the patients were totally independent in ADL.
The case-fatality rate at 6 months was high in Estonia and the proportion of totally independent patients 6 months after stroke is slightly lower compared to other studies.
The short length of hospital treatment was possibly compensated by sufficient support by relatives after discharge.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Estonie, Europe Est, Europe, Capacité fonctionnelle, Survie, Epidémiologie, Pronostic, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Estonia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Functional capacity, Survival, Epidemiology, Prognosis, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0270837
Code Inist : 002B17C. Création : 16/11/1999.