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The effect of depression on change in stroke patients' physical and mental health

Bosworth H, Horner R, Matchar D. The effect of depression on change in stroke patients' physical and mental health. Paper presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 1999 Feb 1; Washington, DC.




Abstract:

Objectives: This study examined the effect of depressive symptoms on change in acute ischemic stroke patients' physical and mental health using a subset of data from the VA Acute Stroke (VASt) study, a nationwide prospective cohort of 881 patients admitted for acute stroke at any of nine VA sites between 4/1/95 and 3/31/97





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