Quality of Life in Stroke Survivors in Central Kerala
Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research
Advances in acute care and rehabilitation in stroke has improved the functional outcome significantly. But the survivors have to cope up with alteration in their quality of life. An assessment of quality of life in stroke survivors validates successful rehabilitation. Aim: To evaluate different domains of quality of life in post stroke patients attending rehabilitation unit of a tertiary care centre in Central Kerala. Materials and Methods: The cross sectional study was conducted in the
... cted in the outpatient clinic of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Government Medical college Kottayam among the post-stroke patients of 3-6 months duration of illness. Data was collected from the selected patients through structured questionnaire. The study tools included the socio-demographic and physical variables and the translated version of SSQOL (Stroke Specific Quality Of Life) questionnaire in local language. Results: The quality of life in stroke survivors were reduced in the physical, social, psychosocial and functional domains. Conclusion: The study calls for a structured rehabilitation program to improve the quality of life in stroke survivors.