Fatigue, defined as a lack of energy, weariness and aversion to effort, is a common problem after stroke. It significantly impacts people’s daily lives and is reported to be one of the most distressing symptoms experienced by stroke survivors. Fatigue after stroke has been linked with depression but no other causes have been identified, making it difficult to find appropriate treatments.
This research will address the problem by studying 300 stroke survivors who have fatigue but not depression. It aims to identify factors independently associated with fatigue after stroke to help doctors find the best ways to treat and manage the condition.
1 April 2013