The relationship between executive dysfunction and post-stroke mortality: a population-based cohort study

Bmjopen.bmj.com: May 9th, 2012.


Objectives
 To study the associations of pre-stroke cognitive performance with mortality after first-ever stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA).

Design A prospective cohort study.

Setting and participants In participants having first-ever stroke or TIA during up to 14 years of post-test follow-up (n=155), we investigated the associations of pre-stroke variables and cognitive test results with post-stroke survival. The study is based on those participants of the Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men who performed cognitive function tests at approximately age 70 (n=919). Read more