Cuestionario de actividades de la vida diaria (T-ADLQ): utilidad en pacientes con accidente cerebrovascular menor.

Juan Idiáquez, Francisco Torres, Eva Madrid, Jorge Vega, Andrea Slachevsky


Background: The inability to carry out activities of daily living (ADL) is prevalent in elderly people and it is associated with hypertension and stroke. Aim: To evaluate ADLs using the T-ADLQ in hypertensive patients with minor stroke. Subjects and Methods: T-ADLQ, Cognitive tests (Minimental and Addenbrooke), and Hamilton depression test were applied to 100 hypertensive ambulatory patients (55 without symptomatic stroke and 45 with ischemic stroke, Rankin ? 2). Results: In stroke patients the ability to perform ADL was significantly reduced compared with hypertensive patients without stroke. Cognitive dysfunction and depressive symptoms were associated with a lower ADL performance. Conclusions: The T-ADLQ is useful to evaluate ADL in hypertensive ambulatory patients with ischemic stroke.

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Activities of Daily Living; Hypertension; Stroke; Surveys and Questionnaries

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