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.

Modified Rankin scale as a determinant of direct medical costs after stroke

Background: Resource use in the acute and subacute phases after stroke depends on the degree of disability. Aims To determine if direct costs after stroke also vary by level of disability as measured using the modified Rankin scale at the chronic stage after stroke.

Investigating the relationship between Severity of Illness and the modified Rankin Scale in ischemic stroke patients with response mapping

Objectives: To investigate the resources used by ischemic stroke patients when hospitalized, and examine this relationship by stroke severity. Comparing a bottom-up costing approach with national top-down costs.

Place of residence and employment status after stroke

Objectives: To investigate the living and employment situation of patients after stroke, and examine whether this differs by degree of disability. Methods: We conducted an observational retrospective study among 569 post-stroke patients and examined changes in employment and living situation.

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.