Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 6

Psychosocial and Economic Evaluation of Stroke Management in Elderly Subjects and their Caregivers: A Prospective Study in the Neurology Department of the CHNU of FANN-Dakar

Mbaye Khalifa Ababacar1*, Sall Assane2, Mbacké Serigne Saliou1, Cissé Ousmane1, Touré Kamadore1 and Koume Mamadou2

1Neurology Department, CHU/FANN, Senegal
2Geriatric Service, CHU/FANN, Senegal

*Corresponding Author: Mbaye Khalifa Ababacar, Neurology Department, CHU/FANN, Senegal.

Received: March 14, 2022; Published: May 06, 2022


Introduction: Stroke most often affects elderly subjects with many consequences on the daily life of patients and their caregivers. The objective of our study was to evaluate the psychosocial and economic aspects of stroke management in the elderly at the Fann University Hospital.

Patients and Method: This was a cross-sectional and descriptive study over a 16-month period. Subjects aged 60 years and over diagnosed with stroke, able to answer the questionnaire and accompanied by a caregiver were included.

Results: Sixty patients were collected over a period of 16 months with an average age of 71.46 years. Our patients were mostly unemployed (55%) and 75% of patients had social security coverage. Of the patients who had a motor deficit, 55.20% had sequelae. The psychological impact was assessed according to the ZARIT score and in 45% of the caregivers the burden was mild to moderate. 60% of patients were not depressed. For the economic impact, the average duration of work stoppage for the main caregiver was 23.86 days and the average cost of financial losses related to work stoppage was 120,016.94 FCFA or 206.92 USD.

Conclusion: Stroke is a pathology with multiple consequences for both patients and caregivers. Psycho-social care and economic assistance are essential in our context.

Keywords: Stroke; Caregivers; Depression; Cost


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Citation: Mbaye Khalifa Ababacar., et al. “The Neonates' Body Length and Body Weight in Two Different Periods of Time”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.6 (2022): 65-68.


Copyright: © 2022 Mbaye Khalifa Ababacar., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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