Κατεύθυνση Σχεδιασμός και Διοίκηση Υπηρεσιών ΥγείαςLibrary of the School of Health Sciences
Σουλιώτης Κυριάκος, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Κοινωνικής και Εκπαιδευτικής Πολιτικής, Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου
Τούντας Ιωάννης, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Καντζανού Μαρία, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Ποιότητα ζωής ασθενών με Αγγειακό Εγκεφαλικό Επεισόδιο και η συμβολή της αποκατάστασης
Quality of life of patients with stroke and rehabilitation
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the second leading cause of death in developed countries. A significant proportion of stroke survivors are unable to live in the open community because they need long-term care. At this point the health sector of rehabilitation is helping to improve its living standards. Rehabilitation is a complex process that usually occurs through a combination of spontaneous and learning-dependent processes.
As a research tool, the questionnaire SS-QOLQ of Stribakos et al was used which measures the various consequences of stroke in the patient's daily life. The sample was collected from the patients of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the GHA "G. Gennimatas” from 103 men and women.
The main finding of the present study is that age of statistical significance. Statistical significance was also found for the willingness to spend on rehabilitation and the patient's occupational status. International bibliography also shows statistical significance beyond the patient's gender and nationality, as well as the level of education.
Many modifiable and non-modifiable factors, such as smoking, hypertension, alcohol consumption and atrial fibrillation, are responsible for the occurrence of stroke. As working status and education are largely linked to one's socialization, it is observed that people who are socially excluded tend to develop stroke more often.
Finally, the majority of patients described their health status as moderate, with the median monthly expense they were willing to pay was 100 euros for rehabilitation from their total family income.
Main subject category:
Quality of life, stroke, Rehabilitation, Epidemiological data of stroke, Willingness to pay, SS-QOLQ (Greek).
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