Cognitive Function as Predictor of Home Discharge in Stroke
For patients with subacute stroke, assessing cognitive function at admission may be useful for predicting home discharge. There is a significant association between Mini–Mental State Examination (MMSE) score and home discharge for stroke patients. Cognitive impairment is a common symptom of patients with stroke. Poststroke cognitive impairment has been reported to be associated with dependency and increased costs of care. This is the first study to investigate the relationship between home discharge and general cognitive impairment in subacute stroke patients in a multivariate analysis.
@apyayee Patients with disturbance of consciousness and aphasia or bilateral cerebral lesions were excluded from the study. Data related to the location of the brain lesion, such as stroke region or volume, were not collected. The severity of stroke was not assessed. The study was conducted in a single facility, which limits the generalizability of the results.