Frequency of anxiety after stroke: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Peter Knapp, Alexander Dunn-Roberts, Nimah Sahib, Liz Cook, Felicity Astin, Eirini Kontou, Shirley Thomas

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Anxiety is a common and distressing problem after stroke. A previous systematic review of observational studies [1] included 44 studies published to March 2011. The review needed updating: there were known to be more recent primary studies of anxiety after stroke and some sub-group analyses had previously been based on small samples, with resultant imprecision.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Stroke
Early online date24 Jan 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Jan 2020


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