- Volume 13 Issue 2
The correlation between post-stroke depression and the recovery rate of motor functions
뇌졸중후 우울증의 정도와 운동기능의 회복과의 상관관계에 대한 연구
- Park, Se-Jin (Dept. of Neuropsychitry, Dong-Seo Oriental Medical Hospital) ;
- Park, Sang-Dong (Dept. of Neuropsychitry, Dong-Seo Oriental Medical Hospital) ;
- Lee, Jeong-Hun (Dept. of Neuropsychitry, Dong-Seo Oriental Medical Hospital)
- Published : 2002.12.31
Objectives : The degree of post-stroke depression was observed and then correlated to the recovery rate of the motor functions of the above treated stroke patients. Methods : The BDI SCALE(Beck Depression Inventory Scale) and motor grades of 50 diagnosed stroke patients who were hospitalized in Dong-Seo Oriental Hospital between the period of May 2002 to September 2002 were measured. After a 1 month recovery period the BDI SCALE and motor grade of the above mentioned patients were again measured and a correlation was observed. Results : A lower BDI SCALE was observed in patients with a higher motor grade recovery rate. Conclusion : The treatment of post-stroke depression is imperative for positive effects on the motor functions of stroke patients.