Associations between social support and quality of life of patients with history of ischemic stroke: An evidence-based case report

Aqsha Azhary Nur, Fransiska M. Kaligis

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6761-6763
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Quality of life
  • Social support
  • Stroke

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