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Anksioznost i depresivnost kod cerebrovaskularne bolesti


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Lučev, Emil. (2006). Anksioznost i depresivnost kod cerebrovaskularne bolesti. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Tadinac, Meri].

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The development of depression and anxiety after stroke significantly disrupts the patient's physiological, cognitive and emotional recovery. This study compared the levels of anxiety and depression in four groups of subjects who differed in health status and type of administered therapy. 46 healthy individuals formed the first group. Second group had 54 individuals who suffered from cerebrovascular disorders, but have not had stroke. Third group had 42 post-stroke patients included in drug therapy and physiotherapy. Lastly, the fourth group consisted from 37 post-stroke patients, who received psychotherapy next to usual forms of therapy. The participants were examined using SAS and SDS Zung scales, and the second, third and fourth group were also questioned with the Granger adapted Barthel index. Testings were conducted twice on each patient, 3 and 12 months after diagnosis. The group of healthy participants had significantly lower means of depression and anxiety questionnaire results compared with three groups of participants with cerebrovascular disorders. Second group had notably lower anxiety result mean compared with third group both in 3rd and 12th month since diagnosis, and a significantly lower depression score mean in the 12th month. Participants who were included in psychotherapy (fourth group) manifested notably lower anxiety and depression levels in the 12th month compared with patients who received only traditional post-stroke therapy (third group). This suggests a positive effect of psychotherapy.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: depression, anxiety, stroke, psychotherapy
Subjects: Psychology > Klinička psihologija
Psychology > Biološka psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Tadinac, Meri
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:06

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