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  1. Kuptniratsaikul, Vilai MD
  2. Bun-in, Jiraporn BSc
  3. Limampai, Patchara MA
  4. Pooliam, Julaporn MSc


Poststroke anxiety affects rehabilitation outcomes. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of and factors associated with anxiety among patients with stroke at the 1 year after rehabilitation from 9 tertiary centers. Anxiety, functional score, and quality of life were evaluated by the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale-anxiety subscale (HADS-A), modified Barthel Index, and World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQoL-BREF), respectively. This study reveals 20 (11.7%) patients with stroke who developed anxiety, and 18 from 171 patients (10.5%) were new cases of anxiety, which was more than double the rate at discharge (4.7%). Factors related to anxiety were depression (adjusted odds ratio [aOR]: 30.7) and having complications (aOR: 12.48).