Quality of Life in Stroke Survivors Under the Sixty Years of Age

  • Mirjana Vidović Department of Neurology, University Clinics Centre Tuzla, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tuzla
  • Osman Sinanović Department of Neurology, University Clinics Centre Tuzla, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tuzla
  • Dževdet Smajlović Department of Neurology, University Clinics Centre Tuzla, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tuzla
Keywords: stroke, quality of life

Abstract

The objective of the study was to analyze the quality of life six months after the stroke in survivors under the sixty years of age, to determine which life activities was the most affected, as well as to correlate the neurological insufficiency and the quality of life.

It was monitored 200 stroke survivors under the sixty years of age treated at the Department of Neurology, University Clinical Centre Tuzla. Average age was 51,83 years (±7,02). The ischemic stroke was diagnosed in 77,5% stroke survivors, cerebral hemorrhage in 15%, and subarahnoid hemorrhage in 7,5%. Five stroke survivors suffered hemi-plegia (2,5%), 24 (12%) experienced moderate consequences and 143 (71,5%) had mild consequences. No neurological deficit had 28 (14%) stroke survivors. Six months after the onset of disease all stroke survivors have been at follow-up and evaluated about quality of life by filling in a modified questionnaire: Questionnaire on Quality of Life after Stroke (2). The questionnaire contained 20 questions covering four fields of life: Working Ability, Home Activity, Family Relations and Leisure Activities.

Six months after the onset of stroke a worse quality of life in comparison to the period before the disease was noted in 172 (86%) stroke survivors, the unchanged in 19 (9,5%) and better in 9 (4,5%). The most affected is the field “Leisure Activities’, followed by “Family Relations’, “Home Activity’, and the least affected is “Work Ability’, The neurological deficit significantly correlates to the “Home Activities” and “Leisure Activities’.

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Quality of Life in Stroke Survivors Under the Sixty Years of Age
Published
2007-08-20
How to Cite
1.
Vidović M, Sinanović O, Smajlović D. Quality of Life in Stroke Survivors Under the Sixty Years of Age. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2007Aug.20 [cited 2020Sep.21];7(3):250-5. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3054
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Short Communication