liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Health problems in elderly patients during the first post-stroke year
Uppsala University, Sweden Clin Research Centre, Sweden Dalarna University, Sweden .
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, General Practice. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in the West of Östergötland, Unit of Research and Development in Local Health Care, County of Östergötland.
Uppsala University, Sweden .
2012 (English)In: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, ISSN 0300-9734, E-ISSN 2000-1967, Vol. 117, no 3, 318-327 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background. A wide range of health problems has been reported in elderly post-stroke patients. Aim. The aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence and timing of health problems identified by patient interviews and scrutiny of primary health care and municipality elderly health care records during the first post-stroke year. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods. A total of 390 consecutive patients, andgt;= 65 years, discharged alive from hospital after a stroke event, were followed for 1 year post-admission. Information on the health care situation during the first post-stroke year was obtained from primary health care and municipal elderly health care records and through interviews with the stroke survivors, at 1 week after discharge, and 3 and 12 months after hospital admission. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults. More than 90% had some health problem at some time during the year, while based on patient record data only 4-8% had problems during a given week. The prevalence of interview-based health problems was generally higher than record-based prevalence, and the ranking order was moderately different. The most frequently interview-reported problems were associated with perception, activity, and tiredness, while the most common record-based findings indicated pain, bladder and bowel function, and breathing and circulation problems. There was co-occurrence between some problems, such as those relating to cognition, activity, and tiredness. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusions. Almost all patients had a health problem during the year, but few occurred in a given week. Cognitive and communication problems were more common in interview data than record data. Co-occurrence may be used to identify subtle health problems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare / Upsala Medical Society , 2012. Vol. 117, no 3, 318-327 p.
Keyword [en]
Documentation, health problem, nursing, prevalence, time course
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84749DOI: 10.3109/03009734.2012.674572ISI: 000307186800009OAI: diva2:561486

Funding Agencies|Vardal Foundation||Centre for Clinical Research Dalarna||Dalarna County Council||Uppsala University||

Available from: 2012-10-19 Created: 2012-10-19 Last updated: 2012-10-19

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Borgquist, Lars
By organisation
General PracticeFaculty of Health SciencesUnit of Research and Development in Local Health Care, County of Östergötland
In the same journal
Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 39 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link