The combined impact of dependency on caregivers, disability and coping strategy on quality of life after ischemic stroke

Background: To estimate the additional impact of coping and of being dependent on caregivers, over and above the large effects of disability on utility after ischemic stroke. A total of 539 patients were recruited into this observational, retrospective study when returning for a check-up between 3 and 36 months after an ischemic stroke.