A systematic review investigating fatigue, psychological and cognitive impairment following TIA and minor stroke: protocol paper

Grace M. Moran, Benjamin Fletcher, Melanie Calvert, Max G. Feltham, Catherine Sackley, Tom Marshall

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Approximately 20,000 people have a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and 23,375 have a minor stroke in England each year. Fatigue, psychological and cognitive impairments are well documented post-stroke. Evidence suggests that TIA and minor stroke patients also experience these impairments; however, they are not routinely offered relevant treatment. This systematic review aims to: (1) establish the prevalence of fatigue, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cognitive impairment following TIA and minor stroke and to investigate the temporal course of these impairments; (2) explore impact on quality of life (QoL), change in emotions and return to work; (3) identify where further research is required and to potentially inform an intervention study.
Original languageEnglish
Article number72
JournalSystematic Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2013

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