FACTORS INFLUENCING LONG-TERM SURVIVAL AND DISABILITY AMONG 3-MONTH STROKE SURVIVORS
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Abstract216 survivors of acute stroke were studied 3 months postictus to determine predictors of long-term survival and disability 20 months after the initial stroke. Factors predicting mortality were, in order of importance, old age, a history of ischaemic heart disease, low mental-test score, low serum cholesterol concentration, low Glasgow Coma Score on admission, and the presence of left ventricular hypertrophy. 73% of subjects were correctly classified by discriminant function analysis using these variables. Factors predicting poor functional outcome (Barthel Index 15) were a low Barthel Index at 3 months, old age, low mental-test score at 3 months and a low Glasgow Coma Score on admission. 70% of subjects were correctly classified into 3 functional-outcome groups using these variables. Stroke subtype and size, position, and the territory of the lesion on brain CT did not influence long-term outcome. We conclude that factors affecting long-term survival and disability are different from those affecting outcome immediately after stroke.
All Author(s) ListWOO J, KAY R, YUEN YK, NICHOLLS MG
Journal nameNeuroepidemiology
Year1992
Month5
Day1
Volume Number11
Issue Number3
PublisherKARGER
Pages143 - 150
ISSN0251-5350
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsBARTHEL INDEX; MORTALITY; STROKE
Web of Science Subject CategoriesClinical Neurology; CLINICAL NEUROLOGY; Neurosciences & Neurology; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SCI

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