Quality of Life of Patients with Ischemic Stroke Versus Hemorrhagic Stroke: Comparative Study

Authors

  • Diaa K. Abd Ali

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i2.1172

Keywords:

Stroke, Quality Of Life, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Disabilities

Abstract

Quality of life (QOL) is an important aspect of a complete outcomes evaluation, to document the effects of
rehabilitation for persons with disabilities, including those with stroke. A Comparative Descriptive Study
is carried out in Al-Najaf City/Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf Health Directorate/Al-Forat Center for Neurological
Sciences, from Nov. 6th, 2013, to April, 10th, in order to assess the quality of life for ischemic versus
hemorrhagic stroke.A non-probability (Quota sample) of 200 patients (100 ischemic stroke patients, and
100 hemorrhagic stroke patients). The data are collected using semi-constructed questionnaire, which
consists of three parts (1) Patients’ Demographic data. (2) Patients’ clinical data. (3) Patients’ quality of life
(WHOQOL). Validity of the questionnaire is determined through a five experts, who have more than 10 years
of experience in nursing field. The data described statistically and analyzed through use of the descriptive
and inferential statistical analysis procedures. The findings of the present study indicate that the ischemic
stroke patients responses were failure at all the studied domains, except at the level of independency and
environmental domain their responses were pass. While the hemorrhagic stroke patients responses were
failure at all the studied domains. The study concludes that the ischemic stroke affect all the quality of
life domains except the level of independence and environmental domains. While the hemorrhagic stroke
affect all the quality of life domains without exceptions. While the study recommends that further studies
conducted to involve a large sample size may be at a national level to obviously determine the quality of life
for patients with ischemic versus hemorrhagic stroke.

Author Biography

Diaa K. Abd Ali

Ph.D., Adult Nursing, Department of Adult Nursing, University of Kufa, Faculty of Nursing,
College of Nursing, University of Al-Ameed, Iraq

Published

2020-05-22

How to Cite

Diaa K. Abd Ali. (2020). Quality of Life of Patients with Ischemic Stroke Versus Hemorrhagic Stroke: Comparative Study. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 576-582. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i2.1172