Bulgarian Post-Stroke Study

Principal Investigator

Professor Latchezar Traykov
Clinic of Neurology, UMHAT,
Alexandrovska University Hospital 
Sofia, Bulgaria


Country Bulgaria
Principal Investigator Professor Latchezar Traykov
Contact person (email) Traykov_l@yahoo.fr
Key publication/reference Mehrabian et al. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat.
Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2015;11:2711-9
Years in which study conducted 2012-2017
Size 85
Population: Hospital / community
Selection:  Consecutive
Admit with previous stroke? Yes - first ever stroke
Admit with TIA? No
Age range (minimum - maximum, or inclusion criteria e.g. 40+) Mean age 65.6±5.6 years
50-80 y
Number of centres 1
Control group: number, population, selection Healthy age-matched volunteers (n=55)
Initial: Time and data collected/tests administered 5th day and the 1st, 6th months
First detailed assessment 5th day and the 1st, 6th months
Follow-ups 1y and 2y
Stroke-related data NIHSS
Functional tests/data ADL, IADL
Other medical tests/data Homocystein, Vit B12, Folate
Laboratory examinations
Neuropsychological tests Test battery
MRI scans, when and how many CT scans
PET scans No
Psychiatric exams Depression - GDS
Dementia diagnosis criteria Dementia (DSM-IV), VaD, VCI
Intervention trialled? No