OJD  Vol.9 No.4 , November 2020
Evaluation of Post-Stroke Depression in Patients with Cerebral Vascular Disorder
Abstract: During the period effective rehabilitation and occurrence of depressive symptoms overlap in patients with cerebral vascular disorder. This study was conducted to clarify the medical professionals’ responses to such cases by determining the state of depression. This study involved qualitative analysis of free response questionnaire data. The study includes patients with a history of cerebral vascular disorder. The questionnaire authors reviewed all questions intended for free response before inclusion in the questionnaire. Questionnaires were handed off to patients between May 15 and July 15, allowing them 2 weeks to reply. The deadline for return was July 31, 2019. The recovery rate was 64.1%. A total of 245 words and 21 subcategories were extracted. Major categories of One’s own feelings (44.9%), Interaction with people (32.2%), and Uncertainty about the future (22.9%) were identified. Because the recovery of physical functions can aid in the recovery from depressive symptoms, medical professionals must be indirectly involved in the recovery from depressive symptoms.
Cite this paper: Mikawa, T. , Tanabe, H. and Yabe, T. (2020) Evaluation of Post-Stroke Depression in Patients with Cerebral Vascular Disorder. Open Journal of Depression, 9, 86-94. doi: 10.4236/ojd.2020.94008.

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