Journal article

Understanding long-term unmet needs in Australian survivors of stroke

Nadine E Andrew, Monique Kilkenny, Rebecca Naylor, Tara Purvis, Erin Lalor, Natasha Moloczij, Dominique A Cadilhac

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Limited data exist on the long-term needs of community-dwelling stroke survivors. We aimed to describe factors associated with the extent to which needs were met in Australian survivors of stroke. METHOD: Multifaceted strategies were used to obtain a national sample. Adults 12+ months poststroke and living in the community participated. Needs were assessed over the domains of health, everyday living, work, leisure, social support, and finances. Multivariable negative-binomial and logistic regression were used. RESULTS: Seven hundred sixty-five survivors completed surveys. Most (84%) reported having needs that were not being fully met (median 4 of 20, Q1, Q3: 1, 9). Variations occ..

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