Relationships between long-term stroke disability, handicap and health-related quality of life.

@article{Patel2006RelationshipsBL,
  title={Relationships between long-term stroke disability, handicap and health-related quality of life.},
  author={Mehool D Patel and Kate M Tilling and Erin Lawrence and Anthony G Rudd and Charles D. A. Wolfe and Christopher McKevitt},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={273-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate levels of disability, handicap and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) up to 3 years after stroke and examine the relationships between these domains. DESIGN A longitudinal, observational study SETTING Population-based register of first-ever strokes METHODS Subjects, registered between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 1997, were assessed at 1 year (n = 490) and 3 years (n = 342) post-stroke for disability [Barthel index (BI)], handicap [Frenchay activity index (FAI… CONTINUE READING