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Frequency, characterisation and therapies of fatigue after stroke

Bogousslavsky, Julien
Brioschi, Andrea
Published in Neurological sciences. 2008, vol. 29 Suppl 2, p. S244-246
Collection Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Abstract Post-stroke objective or subjective fatigue occurs in around 50% of patients and is frequent (30%) even after minor strokes. It can last more than one year after the event, and is characterised by a different quality from usual fatigue and good response to rest. Associated risk factors include age, single patients, female, disability, depression, attentional impairment and sometimes posterior strokes, but also inactivity, overweight, alcohol and sleep apnoea syndrome. There are few therapy studies, but treatment may include low-intensity training, cognitive therapy, treatment of associated depression, wakefulness-promoting agents like modafinil, correction of risk factors and adaptation of activities.
Keywords Benzhydryl Compounds/therapeutic useCentral Nervous System Stimulants/therapeutic useCognitive Therapy/standardsDepressive Disorder/complications/drug therapyExercise Therapy/standardsFatigue Syndrome, Chronic/etiology/*physiopathology/*therapyHumansRisk FactorsRisk Reduction BehaviorStroke/*complications
PMID: 18690506
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ANNONI, Gian-Maria et al. Frequency, characterisation and therapies of fatigue after stroke. In: Neurological sciences, 2008, vol. 29 Suppl 2, p. S244-246. doi: 10.1007/s10072-008-0951-0 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:19188

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