Stroke

Post-stroke disability and its predictors among Nigerian stroke survivors

Olufemi O. Oyewole, Ph.D., Michael O. Ogunlana, Ph.D., Kolawole S. Oritogun, M.Sc., Caleb A. Gbiri, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: June 07, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.011   Background Despite stroke is a major cause of disability, the predictors of the disability among stroke survivors has not been sufficiently delineated. Objective To assess […]

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Quality of life of stroke survivors and their informal caregivers: A prospective study

Enkhzaya Chuluunbaatar, M.D.,Yiing-Jenq Chou, M.D., Ph.D., Christy Pu, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p306–312 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.007 Background Health care improvements have led to increased survival among stroke patients; however, the disability level remains high. These patients require assistance from caregivers, particularly in the first year after stroke. Longitudinal studies of quality […]

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The modifying role of caregiver burden on predictors of quality of life of caregivers of hospitalized chronic stroke patients

Yeon-Gyu Jeong, P.T., Ph.D., Jun-Pyo Myong, M.D., Ph.D., Jung-Wan Koo, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 619–625 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.005 Background Caregiver burden is an important predictor of quality of life (QoL) among caregivers of stroke patients. While caregiver burden and QoL might be closely related, caregiver burden seems also to be a potential […]

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Does type of disability and participation in rehabilitation affect satisfaction of stroke survivors? Results from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Diane L. Smith, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., F.A.O.T.A. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 557–563 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.05.001 Background Studies show that stroke survivors typically have lower life satisfaction than persons who have not been diagnosed with stroke. Objective To determine if significant differences in life satisfaction exist between stroke survivors with and without functional limitations […]

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Understanding upper extremity home programs and the use of gaming technology for persons after stroke

Elena V. Donoso Brown, Ph.D., Brian J. Dudgeon, Ph.D., Karli Gutman, D.P.T., Chet T. Moritz, Ph.D., Sarah Westcott McCoy, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 507–513 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.007 Background Many persons post-stroke continue to have difficulty using their more involved upper extremity and home programs may be poorly adhered to limiting the amount of practice an […]

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