In developing countries, people suffered from stroke generally at age of 73 years and stroke can lead to several complications, such as weakness, immobilization, dependency, and depression. A case was found in 2016, male 64 years old diagnosed with ischemic stroke since 6 months ago. After having the diagnosis, patient sometimes felt down as his physical activity was restricted. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of social support to improve the quality of life in patients. A search was conducted by Pubmed®, Cochrane®, Elsevier®, and ProQuest® which led to one systematic review study. From one systematic review, emotional support improves the quality of life significantly (p < 0.01), informational support (p < 0.1), companionship support (p < 0.01). Emotional, informational, companionship can improve patient’s quality of life. As conclusion, social support (such as interaction with neighbors), specifically can increase patient’s quality of life.
- Quality of life
- Social support