Quality of Life after Chronic Post Stroke Patients | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Quality of Life after Chronic Post Stroke Patients

Author(s):Ihsanullah Rajar, Ashok Kumar, Kamlesh Kumar Ahuja, Asif Gulzar Shaikh, Rizwan Channa and Asiya Parveen Shaikh

Background/objectives: To assess the quality of life among patients presented with chronic post-stroke patients in our population. Materials and methods: This was a survey type study conducted at physiotherapy department of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Science. Study duration was six months from June 2014 to November 2015. All the patients with the chronic stage of stroke, age 20 to 60 years and patient should not have any disability other than stroke were included study. Patient’s demographic data and information regarding quality of life was assessed by self-maid questioner. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 16.0. Results: Total 100 cases were selected in the study, their mean age was 45.35+3.4 years, most of the cases 73 (73.0%) were with right side affected by stroke. Majority of the cases 47 (47.0%) had acceptable health and 18 (18.0%) patient’s health was poor. 66 (66.0%) patients presented with a history of previous stroke. Most of the patients were moved by help of someone, almost half of patients can move by himself, few patients can’t move and they were completely dependent on others. When patients were interviewed psychologically 41 (41.0%) patients feeling lonely and 31 (31.0%) were depressed and unhappy, 19 (19.0%) had suicidal thought. When patients were interviewed regarding behavior with your family 36 (36.0%) answered as not good behavior of family members, these cases justified that they belong to the poor families and they are as a burden. Conclusion: It was concluded that there was poor quality of life among chronic post-stroke patients especially patients belongs to poor families

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