Depression and stroke
Kathy Davis Nurse researcher The Children’s Trust, Surrey, and independent specialist nurse consultant, Colorectal and pelvic floor disorders, London
According to the Stroke Association, more than 100,000 people will have a stroke in the UK each year and two thirds will be discharged from hospital with a disability. In the UK, the incidence of stroke fell by around 20% from 1990-2010 and this is largely explained by improved interventions aimed at reducing cardiovascular risk factors such as arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoking and cholesterol/dyslipidaemia, including increased physical exercise.
Primary Health Care. 27, 8,13-13. doi: 10.7748/phc.27.8.13.s15