Improving Our Assessment of Pre-Stroke Cognition, Mood, and Function

Improving Our Assessment of Pre-Stroke Cognition, Mood, and Function

Type: Stroke

Grant holder: Dr. Terry Quinn et al. University of Glasgow

Amount Awarded: £15,000 over one year

Year: 2016 - Finished

Physical and psychological problems are common after stroke. People with emotional, memory or physical problems after a stroke may have had problems prior to the stroke but these were never detected or assessed. To interpret function after stroke, we need to understand how a person was pre-stroke. Various questionnaires that ask questions of family, friends or carers are available and have been used to describe the problems that pre-date hospital admission. We will describe if these tests also work in stroke. We will select the tests best suited to stroke and use these as part of standard assessment in our stroke unit.