Journal: The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Lead Author: Amy Y. X. Yu
All Authors: Amy Y. X. Yu, Laura C. Maclagan, Christina Diong, Peter C. Austin, Moira K. Kapral, Richard H. Swartz and Susan E. Bronskill
Women are more likely to be admitted to nursing homes after stroke than men. This research shows that although women have a lower mortality rate than men after admission to a nursing home, they require more care due to higher rates of pain and depression as well as increased frailty. This study has identified opportunities to improve poststroke care in the nursing home setting.