STROKOG Projects

STROKOG is a consortium of longitudinal studies of cognitive disorders following stroke, TIA or small vessel disease. Developed under the auspices of VASCOG (Society for the Study of Vascular Cognitive and Behavioural Disorders), it is the first international effort to harmonise work on post-stroke dementia.

Title: Profile of post-stroke cognitive impairment in diverse geographical and ethno-cultural settings

Contributing studies: Bundang VCI (Korea), CASPER (the Netherlands), CogFAST-Nigeria (Nigeria), COAST (Singapore), Epi USA (USA), GRECOG-VASC (France), K-VCIHS (Korea), NEMESIS (Australia), NNI (Singapore), SAM (Finland), SSS (Australia).

Aim:To examine the cognitive profile and impairment rates at 1-6 months post-stroke/TIA across geographical regions and to examine the association of risk factors have on cognition.

We compare cognitive domain impairment rates, at 1-6 months post-stroke/TIA, across studies by standardising neuropsychological test scores and assigning tests to one of five cognitive domains (attention, memory, language, perceptual motor, and executive function). We are also examining the association between risk factors (including hypertension, diabetes and AF) and cognition. Preliminary results were presented at VASCOG 2016 in Amsterdam.

 

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