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.
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.
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.