Individual Study / SAM

Helsinki Stroke Aging Memory

Helsinki Stroke Aging Memory

Initiatives -
The prognostic predictors of poor outcome, as defined by death between 3 and 15 months and dependent living at 15 months, were examined in the Helsinki Stroke Aging Memory (SAM) study cohort. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
1993
End Year
1995

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Susanna Melkas
    University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital

Design

Study design
Patients' cohort
Follow Up
Follow-up examination at 3 and 15 months after stroke, including structured measures of emotion (Beck’s Depression Inventory, BDI), cognition (Mini-Mental State Examination, MMSE), dementia assessment according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III), and handicap (Rankin scale, RS).

Marker Paper

Pohjasvaara T, Vataja R, Leppävuori A, Kaste M, Erkinjuntti T: Cognitive Functions and Depression as Predictors of Poor Outcome 15 Months after Stroke. Cerebrovasc Dis 2002;14:228-233. doi: 10.1159/000065667

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
486
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Aged 55-85 years

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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