EC Neurology

Literature Review Volume 15 Issue 4 - 2023

Screening Tools in Post-Stroke Delirium: Review of Literature

Todd Furr1, Mohammad Abidali1, Clifford Davis1 and Gautam Ullal2*

1American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Cupecoy, Sint Maarten, The Netherlands

2Department of Neuroscience, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Cupecoy, Sint Maarten, The Netherlands

*Corresponding Author: Gautam Ullal, Department of Neurology, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Cupecoy, Sint Maarten, The Netherlands.
Received: February 27, 2023; Published: February 28, 2023

Post-stroke Delirium (PSD) continues to be a pathology that needs continued research. The most common subtype of delirium after a stroke is hypoactive and can happen in an acute setting which may conclude with long-term cognitive impairment. In relation to hypoactive delirium, aphasia is a very common risk factor that causes further complications due to screening tools missing the mark. Main screening tools used today include the Confusion Assessment Model and the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist. These are both found to be inadequate for patients that have aphasic characteristics. A proper screening tool for patients can prevent higher hospitalization rates, longer course of stay, and increased mortality. This review of the literature goal is to bring light to the evident error in not considering aphasia with post-stroke delirium and warrants research to continue searching for a more accurate screening tool.

Keywords: Post-Stroke Delirium; Stroke; Delirium; Aphasia; Screening Tools

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