Factors associated with health-related quality of life for adults with stroke sequelae
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Author/sdos Santos Oliveira Froes, Karla Simone; Moreno-Valdés, María Teresa; Lima e Oliveira Lopes, Daniel de Paula; Pinto da Silva, Cruiff Emerson
quality of life
OBJECTIVE: To assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among adults with stroke sequelae and to identify the factors that influenced the domains of HRQoL. METHOD: The subjects were adults with stroke who were admitted to a rehabilitation program between March and August 2008. They were investigated using the following instruments: Medical Outcomes 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Sixty-four adults of mean age 58.8 years were evaluated. RESULTS: The individuals who had had their injuries for longer times and who were more independent and younger had better HRQoL regarding physical functioning. Social participation was associated with better HRQoL, and there was a difference between groups with and without depressive symptoms. CONCLUSION: HRQoL was compromised primarily with regard to functional characteristics. Moreover, the presence of depressive symptoms contributed towards a decline in HRQoL. ...