Fonte: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; BR; UFRN; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicobiologia; Estudos de Comportamento; Psicologia FisiológicaPublicador: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; BR; UFRN; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicobiologia; Estudos de Comportamento; Psicologia Fisiológica
Introduction: The cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is an important cause of neurological
impairment. Few data about the factors associated with morbidity of cerebrovascular accident are
found in Brazil. Objectives: Evaluate sociodemographic characteristics, sleep habits, cognitive
and functional status of patients with cerebrovascular accident. Methods: The patients evaluated
through questionnaire Step 1 to survey the sociodemographic characteristics and Modified
Rankin Scale for functional assessment. The neurological degree was evaluated by the National
Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), the sleep Habits questionnaire for sleep and cognitive
status by the Mini-Examination of the Mental State (MEMS). The data were analyzed using the
chi-square test to determine differences in proportions of variables and linear regression analysis.
Results: 305 patients were evaluated and the larger number of subjects was between 50 and 69
years (40%), most patients had no formal education (40.3%) and had ischemic type of
cerebrovascular accident (72.5%). In the analysis of the functionality it was found that most
patients had moderate impairment (55.1%). The results of the sleep habits showed that 63,6% of
patients had one more person in the bedroom...