The relationship between Home-time, quality of life and costs after ischemic stroke: the impact of the need for mobility aids, home and car modifications on Home-time
Sarah Dewilde, Lieven Annemans, Andre Peeters, Dimitri Hemelsoet, Yves Vandermeeren, Philippe Desfontaines, Raf Brouns, Geert Vanhooren, Patrick Cras, Boudewijn Michielsens, Patricia Redondo, Vincent Thijs
Disability and Rehabilitation | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020
Purpose: Home-time (the number of days spent at home during the first 3 months after stroke) shows a strong association with the modified Rankin scale (mRS). We studied whether Home-time was also a determinant of quality-of-life and medical care costs after ischemic stroke, and assessed factors delaying discharge home.Materials and methods: Five hundred and sixty nine patients participated in a retrospective study when returning for an in-person visit after an ischemic stroke. Home-time, mRS, EQ-5D-3L, inpatient and outpatient resource utilization, use of mobility aids, changes to home and car, comorbidities were recorded.Results: Each additional Home-time day was significantly associated wi..View full abstract
The manuscript was supported by the Belgian Stroke Council, a non-profit association promoting stroke prevention and stroke care (http://belgianstrokecouncil.be): all co-authors from the Belgian Stroke Council contributed data towards this project.