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Title: The effect of very early mobilisation after stroke on psychological well-being.
Austin Authors: Cumming, Toby B ;Collier, Janice M;Thrift, Amanda G;Bernhardt, Julie
Affiliation: Neurosciences Building, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, 300Waterdale Rd, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2008
Publication information: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine; 40(8): 609-14
Abstract: The immobility common to patients after acute stroke has the potential to increase negative mood symptoms. We evaluated the effect of very early mobilization after stroke on levels of depression, anxiety and irritability.AVERT is a randomized controlled trial; patients in the very early mobilization group receive mobilization earlier (within 24 h of stroke) and more frequently than patients in the standard care group.Seventy-one patients with confirmed stroke were included.Patients were assessed on the Irritability, Depression and Anxiety (IDA) scale at multiple time-points.At 7 days, very early mobilization patients were less depressed (z=2.51, p=0.012) and marginally less anxious (z=1.79, p=0.073) than standard care patients (Mann-Whitney test). Classifying IDA scores as normal or depressed, and using backward stepwise multivariable logistic regression, very early mobilization was associated with a reduced likelihood of depression at 7 days (odds ratio 0.14, 95% confidence interval 0.03-0.61; p=0.009).Very early mobilization may reduce depressive symptoms in stroke patients at 7 days post-stroke.
Gov't Doc #: 19020693
DOI: 10.2340/16501977-0226
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Early Ambulation
Follow-Up Studies
Irritable Mood
Middle Aged
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Time Factors
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