Volume 7 Supplement 1

International Society on Brain and Behaviour: 3rd International Congress on Brain and Behaviour

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Assessing general health among stroke patients through a comparative methodology

  • Dariush Savadi-Oskoue1,
  • Molavi Parviz1,
  • Karimollahi Mansoureh1,
  • L Mohammadzadeh1 and
  • H Sadeghi-Bazarghani1
Annals of General Psychiatry20087(Suppl 1):S319

DOI: 10.1186/1744-859X-7-S1-S319

Published: 17 April 2008

Background

The aim of present study was to compare general health status and its domains like mood domain between stroke patients and other causes of hospitalization.

Materials and methods

In a hospital based case-control study a total of 150 stroke cases along with 150 controls were enrolled. Study participants were selected from those patients hospitalized in Alavi, Bouali and Fatemi university hospitals located in Ardabil, north-west of Iran. Participants were interviewed and a questionnaire containing demographic information, known stroke risk factors and GHQ 28 questions was filled out for them. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 13 statistical package.

Results

Demographic characteristics in case and control groups were not statistically different. Mean total GHQ score was 13.02″4.8 (Mean″SD). It was 13.85 in case group and 12.36 in control group. However those having a high GHQ score hadn=t different distribution between two groups.

Conclusions

It maybe concluded that although stroke affects general health status and increases chance of depression but this may not be more than the effect of some other diseases or hospitalization itself.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Ardabil Medical sciences University

Copyright

© Savadi-Oskoue et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2008

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.

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