Disablement and quality of life after stroke.

  title={Disablement and quality of life after stroke.},
  author={B Ahlsi{\"o} and Mary Britton and Veronica Murray and T{\"o}rres Theorell},
  volume={15 5},
This study concerns the quality of life of patients after stroke and how this is influenced by disablement and emotional factors. Ninety-six consecutive patients of mean age 71 years were followed for two years. At the end of that time 23% had experienced a recurrence of stroke and 27% were deceased. Of the survivors 76% were independent as regards activities of daily life (ADL) and lived in their own homes. Age as well as initial function were prognostically important factors. Patients who… CONTINUE READING