Quality of life at the patients between the ages of 18 and 50 with ischemic stroke

Author(s):  T.A. Usanova, candidate of Sciences, associate Professor, Ogarev Mordovia State University, Saransk, Russia

I.N. Shelpakova, Ogarev Mordovia State University, Saransk, Russia, i-shelp@yandex.ru

Issue:  Volume 41, № 4

Rubric:  Preventive Medicine

Annotation:  This study was conducted to examine changes in the quality of young patients‘ life , who underwent ischemic stroke, with an emphasis on the degree of change in cognitive functions and the presence of depressive disorders. MMSE scale (Mini mental State Examination), 10 words technique and clock drawing test, as well as assessment of depression on the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression were used as the research methods. The study showed that its participants did not experience severe cognitive disorders. Besides, their level is comparable to pre-Dement disorders and there was no serious violation of memory, orientation, perception, attention, speech, reading and writing. Therefore, we can definitely say that there is no significant damage to the social and professional functions of the studied patients’ lives. However, there are either light or moderate depressive disorders in all studied groups. Consequently, young patients with ischemic stroke are more susceptible to depressive rather than cognitive disorders. These results should be taken into account while doing the social and professional rehabilitation of these patients, which is necessary to improve their quality of life, adaptation in society and a soon return to daily activities

Keywords:  patients between the ages of 18 and 50, ischemic stroke, quality of life, cognitive function, depressive disorder, social rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, Mini mental State Examination, Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression

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