Impact of stroke on health-related quality of life in the noninstitutionalized population in the United States.

@article{Xie2006ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of stroke on health-related quality of life in the noninstitutionalized population in the United States.},
  author={Jipan Xie and Eric Qiong Wu and Zhi-Jie Zheng and Janet B. Croft and Kurt J. Greenlund and George A. Mensah and Darwin R. Labarthe},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 10},
  pages={2567-72}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability in the United States. This study examined the national impact of stroke on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and disparities in HRQoL across different demographic groups. METHODS Combined 2000 and 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data were used, which include quality-of-life measures based on the short-form generic measures (SF-12) and the EuroQol Group measures (EQ-5D index and EQ VAS) for 39,680 adults aged >18… CONTINUE READING

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