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Burden and factors associated with post-stroke depression in East central Nigeria

  • Objective: To determine the burden and factors associated with post-stroke depression in East central Nigeria. Method: We carried out this cross-sectional study of 50 stroke survivors (mean age=54.8 ± 8.8 years), at the physiotherapy Department of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu. Data were collected using Becks Depression Inventory , it was analyzed using Z-scores, Chi-square test and univariate logistic regression. Results: PSD was more common in females (45.45%); middle-age(60%) adults(27-36/47-56 years respectively); living with spouse (45%); left cerebral lesions (40.74%). Self-employed and unemployed (66.67%), respectively. Age was significantly associated with depression (p=0.03), and was related to the risk ofOR3.7 (95% CI 1.1-12.0 ) Conclusion: Age could be a risk factor for PSD, which was more prevalent in the elderly than young/middle-age adults, female gender, left cerebral lesion, complications, cold case; those living with a spouse, self-employed and unemployed.

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Author:Sam Chidi Ibeneme, Akachukwu Nwosu, Canice Chukwudi Anyachukwu, Georgian C. Ibeneme, Muideen O. Bakare, Gerhard FortwengelORCiDGND, Dnyanesh LimayeORCiDGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:960-opus4-12976
DOI:https://doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.29
ISSN:16806905
Parent Title (English):African Health Sciences
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2017
Release Date:2019/02/13
Tag:African socio-cultural context; modifiable characteristics of the vulnerable patients; symptoms of post-stroke depression
GND Keyword:Depression; Nigeria; Schlaganfallpatient; Symptom
Volume:2017
Issue:3
First Page:859
Last Page:867
Institutes:Fakultät III - Medien, Information und Design
DDC classes:610 Medizin, Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International