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.

The Relationship between home-time, quality of life and costs after ischemic stroke. The impact of the need for mobility aids, home and car modifications on home-time

Purpose: Home-time (the number of days spent at home during the first 3 months after stroke) shows a strong association with the modified Rankin scale (mRS). We studied whether Home-time was also a determinant of quality-of-life and medical care costs after ischemic stroke, and assessed factors delaying discharge home.

What Impact Does Venous Thromboembolism and Bleeding Have on Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life?

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is common in cancer patients and its treatment is associated with a high risk of recurrent VTE (rVTE) and bleeding. Objectives: To analyze data from the Comparison of Acute Treatments in Cancer Hemostasis (CATCH) trial to describe the impact of rVTE and bleeding events on health-related quality of life.

Quality of life of patients experiencing cancer-associated thrombosis

Objectives: Cancer patients are at high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), provoked by the cancer, chemotherapies or co-morbidities. The CATCH trial investigated the benefits of extended treatment with tinzaparin (LMWH) versus warfarin for the prevention of recurrent VTE events in cancer patients experiencing a VTE.

Quality of Life Decrements after Stroke

Objectives: To quantify which factors affect the quality of life valuations (QoL) of patients after stroke. Methods: 569 ischemic stroke patients were recruited into a retrospective, observational study in 10 teaching and regional hospitals across Belgium.