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Revista Salud Uninorte

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SILVA HENAO, Aysa et al. Quality of life in patients post ischaemic cerebrovascular event in two hospitals of Barranquilla (Colombia). Salud, Barranquilla [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.1, pp.73-79. ISSN 0120-5552.

Objective: To value the quality of life related to health through instrument SF - 36 in subjects that has suffered ischaemic stroke event and relate with sociodemographic determinants. Materials and methods: There was carried out a descriptive mixed study taking 41 patients of both sex who withdrawed from the Hospital Universidad del Norte and Cari de Alta Complejidad diagnosed with Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident. Two questionnaires were used to study population, the test Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), and a survey on socio-demographic characteristics. The tabulation of results was done in Epi info V2002. Results: It is possible to be demonstrated that there is a greater commitment of the physical function within the studied patients, with an average of 24,2, since many of them presented certain limitations and incapacities that prevented them to do their habitual activities. In the same way the physical Role, the vitality and the mental health are jeopardized, presenting ranks near 0 that indicate bad conditions of health with respect to the SF-36. Unlike the corporal pain and the social function, in which they respectively presented better conditions with an average of 67,5 and 69,5. In general health and the emotional role, there is an approximated balance between the collected data obtained, with an average of 52,8 and 53,6 respectively. Conclusions: The physical function was the most affected item in masculine as feminine, with ranks near 0 within questionnaire SF-36. On the other hand, the corporal pain and social function showed better conditions in both sorts, since the majority of these patients counts on the support of one or more relatives to do the ordinary activities. The distribution by age interval is significant to indicate the great affectation that the patients presented as we advanced in the age ranks, concomitantly the dimensions of physical function, physical role and mental health were evaluated, being the former two the most affected. The masculine patients obtained better results, almost surpassing the feminime in the totality of the items evaluated for measurement of the quality of life.

Palavras-chave : Cerebrovascular accident; quality of life; sf-36.

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