Quality of life after stroke - pilot study

Tomasz Tasiemski, Agnieszka Knopczyńska, Maciej Wilski
Gerontologia Polska 2010;18(3):128-133.

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Vol 18, No 3 (2010)
Gerontologia kliniczna - prace oryginalne
Published online: 2010-12-06

Abstract


Introduction. Nowadays, in order to assess effectiveness of rehabilitation process in people with stroke, different scales evaluating quality of life are used. Up-to-day results of research in this area show that quality of life after stroke decreases in two dimensions of well-being, psychological as well as functional.
Material and methods. Twenty five people with stroke took part in the pilot study assessing quality of life. In order to assess subjective and objective quality of life the Life Satisfaction Questionnaire and anonymous questionnaire covering demographic data and evaluation of objective aspects of life (employment, income, freetime activities) were used respectively.
Results. The results of undertaken study show that people with stroke assess their global life satisfaction (life as a whole) as low. Only 24% of study participants were satisfied with their life as a whole. The most often activity undertaken by people with stroke within their free-time was watching television. People with stroke were most satisfied with their family life and partnership relations, and the least satisfying area of life was their vocational situation.
Conclusion. The both dimensions of life quality, objective and subjective, decrease as a result of stroke. Taking into account the importance of quality of life assessment on individual rehabilitation program following stoke, it seems that future larger study in this area is needed.
Gerontol. Pol. 2010; 18, 3: 128-133

Keywords

stroke; quality of life; life satisfaction

About this article
Title

Quality of life after stroke - pilot study

Journal

Gerontologia Polska (Polish Gerontology)

Issue

Vol 18, No 3 (2010)

Pages

128-133

Published online

2010-12-06

Bibliographic record

Gerontologia Polska 2010;18(3):128-133.

Keywords

stroke
quality of life
life satisfaction

Authors

Tomasz Tasiemski
Agnieszka Knopczyńska
Maciej Wilski

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