Life experiences after stroke among Iranian stroke survivors.

  title={Life experiences after stroke among Iranian stroke survivors.},
  author={A. Dalvandi and Kristiina Heikkil{\"a} and Sadat Seyed Bagher Maddah and Hamid Reza Khankeh and Sophia Ekman},
  journal={International nursing review},
  volume={57 2},
BACKGROUND Stroke is a major cause of disability worldwide. It is a life-threatening and life-altering event, which leaves many physical and mental disabilities, thus creating major social and economic burdens. Experiencing a stroke and its aftermath can be devastating for patients and their families. In Iran, many services are not available for those who lack property; this may result in many difficulties and long-term problems for stroke survivors and their family members who are usually the… CONTINUE READING


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