Patient-reported outcomes shed light on post-stroke cognitive dysfunction

A new study has highlighted the potential importance of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in monitoring post-stroke cognitive dysfunction (PSCD).

Cognitive dysfunction is common after acute ischemic stroke (AIS), and early recognition of factors that predict PSCD could help individualize care and reduce long-term disability.

To identify clinical factors associated with PSCD, researchers reviewed cases of AIS treated at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA, between 2017 and 2020. Patients with a history of dementia were excluded.