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Scientific Researches in Health Sciences II

Edited By Fatma Eti Aslan, Gökay Kurtulan and Hayat Yalın

After the COVID pandemic in 2020, the importance of health services was once again understood by the whole world. Scientific research in the field of health services contributes greatly to the development of health services.

In this book, there are a total of 26 chapters in 4 different scientific fields: 6 in nutrition and dietetics, 11 in nursing, 6 in physiotherapy and rehabilitation and 3 in health management.

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Gamze Zengin and Hayat Yalın

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Quality of Life in Individuals with Stroke

Abstract

Objective: Stroke can often have a negative impact on the entire life of individuals, especially in individual, social and economic terms. This study will prepare a favorable ground for expanding studies on the quality of life of individuals with stroke in the field of nursing, evaluating whether there are similar results in different time intervals and different groups, and will also guide the decisions to be taken on how to improve the quality of care service provided.

Materials and Methods: The sample of the study includes 202 patients. In this study, which was carried out with quantitative technique, the Patient-Disease Description Form containing information about sociodemographic characteristics and diseases, London Handicap Scale and Barthel Index were used as data collection tools.

Results: 100 female and 102 male patients participated in the study and the mean age was calculated as 61.7 years. Patients According to the Barthel Index, 43 (21.3 %) were fully dependent, 63 (31.2 %) were highly dependent, 61 (30.2 %) were moderately dependent, 17 (8 %) were mildly dependent, 18 (8.9 %) are fully independent. However, a positive correlation was found between London Handicap Scale scores and Barthel Index scores.

Conclusion: The quality of life in individuals with stroke is affected not only by the consequences of the disease and disease, but also by many other variables such as social, physical environment, mental status, pre-stroke disability and socioeconomic...

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