Journal article

The combined impact of dependency on caregivers, disability, and coping strategy on quality of life after ischemic stroke

Sarah Dewilde, Lieven Annemans, Andrew Lloyd, Andre Peeters, Dimitri Hemelsoet, Yves Vandermeeren, Philippe Desfontaines, Raf Brouns, Geert Vanhooren, Patrick Cras, Boudewijn Michielsens, Patricia Redondo, Vincent Thijs

HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To estimate the additional impact of coping and of being dependent on caregivers, over and above the large effects of disability on utility after ischemic stroke. METHODS: A total of 539 patients were recruited into an observational, retrospective study when returning for a check-up between 3 and 36 months after an ischemic stroke. Patients' modified Rankin Scale (mRS), dependency on caregivers, the Brandtstädter and Renner Coping questionnaire (with summary scores: Tenacity of Goal Pursuit (TGP) and Flexible Goal Adjustment (FGA) coping styles), EQ-5D-3 L and co-morbidities were evaluated. RESULTS: In multivariable regression, greater disability (mRS) resulted in large utility l..

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