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Quality of life after stroke in a rehabilitation setting.
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PMID:  20874223     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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The perceived Quality of Life (QOL) was evaluated in one-hundred and eleven participants after a first-ever stroke, who were admitted in a rehabilitation center and completed a 2-month program. The World Health Organization (WHO) QOL-100 was applied. Two domains were correlated with the functional status at discharge, namely, the level of independence and the social relations. The study confirmed the strong correlation between the functional status at admission and at discharge. Other predictive parameters of outcome were age and depression. The functional improvement was highly significant (p < 0.0001) at Wilcoxon test (40 points at functional independence measure (FIM) scale). The gain was gender-independent. Nevertheless, among females, a significant correlation was found between the FIM score at discharge and either distress value at Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) or QOL. In conclusion, the perceived QOL should be considered by a stroke rehabilitative team.
Authors:
Salvatore Giaquinto; Ilaria Giachetti; Cristiana Spiridigliozzi; Giuseppe Nolfe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental hypertension (New York, N.Y. : 1993)     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1525-6006     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9305929     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Hypertens     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  426-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, Italy. salvatore.giaquinto@sanraffaele.it
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