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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149931
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Impact of Stroke on Quality of Life of Older People
Abstract:
Impact of Stroke on Quality of Life of Older People
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Casey, Dympna, PhD, RGN, BA, MA
P.I. Institution Name:National University of Ireland, Galway
Title:Lecturer
Co-Authors:Kathy Murphy, PhD, RN, BA, RNT; Adeline Cooney, RN, BNS, RNT, MM; Eamon O' Shea, PhD
[Scientific session research presentation] Of the 30,000 people in Ireland with residual disability following stroke, 22% are unable to walk and between 24-53% needed help with daily living. In 2006 Murphy et al. conducted a study which explored quality of life issues for older people with a disability. In total 143 older people with one of six disabilities were interviewed- dementia, intellectual disability, depression, sensory, and rheumatoid arthritis.  This paper presents the research findings of those participants with a stroke (n=20). A grounded theory approach was utilised to carry out this study and purposive sampling was used to select participants.  An interview schedule was used to guide interviews, all of which were tape recorded and transcribed. The constant comparative technique used to analyze the data was complemented by the international literature. The Rosenberg?s Self-Esteem Scale, the Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living and the SF36-v2 were also used.The results from the SF36-v2 indicated that person with a stroke had highest levels of dependence overall in relation to activities of daily living and scores for role physical, general health and vitality were also relatively low. In relation to self esteem these participants had the second lowest self esteem score. The Katz Index revealed that 50% (n=10) were dependent in relation to bathing. Forty percent (n=8) needed help with dressing, 30% (n=6) needed help with transferring, 25% help with toileting, 20% had problems with continence while 1% (n=1) needed help with feeding. The qualitative data revealed five domains of quality of life which were important for participants; health, environment, sense of self, connectedness and income.  Each of these quality of life domains will be described and the particular issues for people with a stroke identified. Key health issues for older people with a stroke will also be analysed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImpact of Stroke on Quality of Life of Older Peopleen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149931-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Impact of Stroke on Quality of Life of Older People</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Casey, Dympna, PhD, RGN, BA, MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National University of Ireland, Galway</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dympna.casey@nuigalway.ie</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathy Murphy, PhD, RN, BA, RNT; Adeline Cooney, RN, BNS, RNT, MM; Eamon O' Shea, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Of the 30,000 people in Ireland with residual disability following stroke, 22% are unable to walk and between 24-53% needed help with daily living. In 2006 Murphy et al. conducted a study which explored quality of life issues for older people with a disability. In total 143 older people with one of six disabilities were interviewed- dementia, intellectual disability, depression, sensory, and rheumatoid arthritis. &nbsp;This paper presents the research findings of those participants with a stroke (n=20). A grounded theory approach was utilised to carry out this study and purposive sampling was used to select participants.&nbsp; An interview schedule was used to guide interviews, all of which were tape recorded and transcribed. The constant comparative technique used to analyze the data was complemented by the international literature. The Rosenberg?s Self-Esteem Scale, the Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living and the SF36-v2 were also used.The results from the SF36-v2 indicated that person with a stroke had highest levels of dependence overall in relation to activities of daily living and scores for role physical, general health and vitality were also relatively low. In relation to self esteem these participants had the second lowest self esteem score. The Katz Index revealed that 50% (n=10) were dependent in relation to bathing. Forty percent (n=8) needed help with dressing, 30% (n=6) needed help with transferring, 25% help with toileting, 20% had problems with continence while 1% (n=1) needed help with feeding. The qualitative data revealed five domains of quality of life which were important for participants; health, environment, sense of self, connectedness and income. &nbsp;Each of these quality of life domains will be described and the particular issues for people with a stroke identified. Key health issues for older people with a stroke will also be analysed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:12:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:12:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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