Navigation Links
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History
Date:5/11/2009

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

MONDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Many seniors who've had a stroke fail to report that fact, say researchers who recommend the use of MRI scans rather than patient self-reporting to determine stroke history.

The study included 717 Medicare recipients aged 65 years and older (average age 80.1) in Manhattan. They or their caregivers completed a questionnaire about stroke history, including whether they'd ever had symptoms of stroke or been told by a doctor that they had a stroke.

On the questionnaire, 85 participants (11.9 percent) reported a history of stroke, but MRI scans found evidence of stroke in 225 participants (31.4 percent).

The sensitivity of stroke -- number of people who reported having a stroke divided by the total number of those with stroke detected on MRI -- was 32.4 percent. The specificity -- number of people who reported having no history of stroke divided by the total number of those with no evidence of stroke detected on MRI -- was 78.9 percent.

"Lower functioning memory, cognitive or language ability or presence of hypertension [high blood pressure] or myocardial infarction [heart attack] were associated with an increased frequency of false-negative reports," study author Dr. Christiane Reitz, of Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, wrote in a news release from the journal.

"Our results indicate that sensitivity and specificity of stroke self-report are low when using MRI scans as validation," the researchers concluded. "In stroke research, sensitive neuroimaging techniques rather than stroke self-report should be used to determine stroke history."

The study appears online and in the July print issue of the Archives of Neurology.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Seniors Who Volunteer May Live Longer
2. New Guidelines Recommend Opioids for Seniors Pain
3. Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults
4. Mealtime interaction encourages hospitalized seniors to eat more
5. National Advisory Board Issues Declaration for Independence: A Call-to-Action in Healthcare for Seniors and People with Disabilities
6. Medical Director of Renowned Los Angeles Jewish Home Offers Advice to Seniors on Avoiding Swine Flu
7. Seniors Should Watch for Drug Interactions When Taking Multiple Medications
8. AHCA/Alliance: New Medicare Regulation Will Hurt Seniors, Cost Jobs, Perpetuate Inefficiency
9. New National Survey Reveals Eight in 10 Seniors Satisfied With Medicare Drug Benefit
10. Area Seniors Rally to Support Medicare Advantage Health Plans
11. Seniors Invited to Learn About Fraud Prevention at SCAN Connections Resource Center on April 28
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History
(Date:12/25/2014)... three months the trends for evening dresses shift ... one of the hottest styles in the next few months.” ... releases 26 A-line sweetheart evening dresses, and announces the availability ... are trying our best to help a lady to show ... affordable prices, we provide discounted delivery costs to our customers ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The short film “Color of Honor” by young ... a true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. It has been ... hours of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival and the 8th ... screenwriter and director Luciana Lagana plays the mother of ... husband, Gregory Graham - Graham plays a heroic ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Helen Harris’ RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) International ... after an 8 year battle with breast cancer. ... in her home in Woodland Hills California after an ... , As the founder and volunteer President ... and championed many of today's greatest breakthroughs in restoring ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... children with complex chronic illnesses can receive effective, less expensive ... with easy access to a team of dedicated health care ... to become seriously ill and need either hospitalization or a ... an enhanced medical home clinic at the University of Texas ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Among early stage breast cancer patients ... of one percent will eventually develop leukemia as a ... The finding comes from a review of more than ... and it suggests that the risk for developing treatment-related ... previously thought. "The frequency of bone marrow cancers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 3Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3
... at a premium among Afghan couples, reports say. ... do scout around for sperm donors and invariably land ... never-ending conflicts, sparked by Islamist fervour that might ... such imbalances in turn could in turn lead to ...
... scientific review of a dozen patients who have received the ... technique is safe and may be effective at staving off ... of whom live on Long Island, are in advanced stages ... when they signed on for the experimental therapy. The study ...
... employed on the moon in the not too distant ... ,According toChester Spell, an associate professor of management at ... tomorrow - or, for that matter, the space stations ... health of employees working in isolation for extended periods. ...
... Purdue University researchers have begun the first phase of human ... designed in-house. ,The drug is based on ... university. The researchers say that it may help intercept and ... of people suffer from this devastating disease and treatment options ...
... against Human Cytomegalovirus (hCMV) infection and disease was developed by ... (UCSD) Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. ... viral cause of birth defects and a serious problem in ... protect against infection by the virus, estimated to be present ...
... for testing and measuring xanthones. Preliminary results from ... indicate usage of the whole mangosteen fruit as ... ,XanGo, LLC, recognized creator of the ... the whole mangosteen fruit (Garcinia mangostana) through a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Afghan Couple Turn to Indian Sperm Banks for Help 2Health News:Gene Therapy for Parkinsons Disease 2Health News:Ex-IITian-designed Alzheimer's Drug's Human Clinical Trials Begin 2Health News:New Vaccine for CMV Infection 2Health News:New Vaccine for CMV Infection 3Health News:New Technique to Measure Xanthone in Mangosteen 2Health News:New Technique to Measure Xanthone in Mangosteen 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... and FARMINGTON, Conn. ... Inc. (NYSE MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company developing ... diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial ... a private placement of 2,050,000 shares of its ... 24,949,325 shares of its common stock.  Funds under ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 ResMed (NYSE: RMD ) ... against Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC Medical Co., Ltd. ... BMC,s masks listed below infringe ResMed,s patents, and entered an ... in the United States : ... , Willow nasal pillows mask , iVolve full ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  The American Diabetes ... pressure target for people with diabetes and that ... high doses of statins, in keeping with recent ... by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and ... in the most recent changes to the Association,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 4ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 2New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 3New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 4
... to need emergency room treatment or hospitalization when ... series to examine factors impacting patient response to ... of a new study presented at the 2009 ... Allergy and Immunology (AAAAI) show dramatic reductions in ...
... At the Health Industries Council meeting on March 11, ... health and behavioral sciences at the University of ... Health, announced new findings that indicate that mortality is ... reduced spending on health care have a direct effect ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Study Suggests Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Reduce Severe Asthma Attacks that Result in Hospitalizations and Emergency Room Visits 2New Study Suggests Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Reduce Severe Asthma Attacks that Result in Hospitalizations and Emergency Room Visits 3New Study Suggests Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Reduce Severe Asthma Attacks that Result in Hospitalizations and Emergency Room Visits 4Unemployment, Health Care Spending Affect Mortality 2
... Plate Shaker with Timer are designed to give ... & 384-well microplates. The on/off button, power supply ... the side of the unit. The speed knob ... for adjustment of speed from a minimum 950 ...
Microplate incubator shaker used in a variety of immunoassay and research procedures requiring microplates....
Multiparameter laser and arc lamp flow cytometer for all applications in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, pathology, hematology, lymphocyte dubset and cell analysis....
This unique system combines the analytical power of a research cytometer into a compact, truly walk away, clinical analyzer ergonomically designed to expedite sample throughput....
Medicine Products: