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Vol 3, No 2 (2001)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2002-11-25
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Quality of life after stroke. Part II - clinical, functional and socio-demographic correlates

Krystyna Jaracz, Wojciech Kozubski
Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2001;3(2):63-70.

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Vol 3, No 2 (2001)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2002-11-25

Abstract

Background. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between quality of life and socio-demographic, functional and clinical variables and to determine the best predictors of quality of life after stroke.
Material and methods. A sample of 72 first-ever ischemic stroke patients, fulfilling established criteria was followed-up at 3 and 6 months after stroke onset. Quality of life was assessed using the Polish version of Sickness Impact Profile. Independent variables were: age, sex, education, living arrangement, marital status, comorbidity, stroke impairment, functional status, depression, and emotional support.
Results. Physical disability and depression are the main independent factors associated with poorer quality of life at both follow-up periods. The presence of a spouse and emotional support was found to benefit quality of life post stroke.
Conclusions. For improving quality of life a comprehensive care for patients aimed on ameliorating depressive symptoms and fostering social support could be recommended.

Abstract

Background. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between quality of life and socio-demographic, functional and clinical variables and to determine the best predictors of quality of life after stroke.
Material and methods. A sample of 72 first-ever ischemic stroke patients, fulfilling established criteria was followed-up at 3 and 6 months after stroke onset. Quality of life was assessed using the Polish version of Sickness Impact Profile. Independent variables were: age, sex, education, living arrangement, marital status, comorbidity, stroke impairment, functional status, depression, and emotional support.
Results. Physical disability and depression are the main independent factors associated with poorer quality of life at both follow-up periods. The presence of a spouse and emotional support was found to benefit quality of life post stroke.
Conclusions. For improving quality of life a comprehensive care for patients aimed on ameliorating depressive symptoms and fostering social support could be recommended.
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Keywords

quality of life; stroke

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Title

Quality of life after stroke. Part II - clinical, functional and socio-demographic correlates

Journal

Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke

Issue

Vol 3, No 2 (2001)

Pages

63-70

Published online

2002-11-25

Bibliographic record

Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2001;3(2):63-70.

Keywords

quality of life
stroke

Authors

Krystyna Jaracz
Wojciech Kozubski

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