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Ann Med Res. 2006; 13(3): 157-162

Quality of Life and Effecting Factors in Chronic Cerebro Vascular Diseases

  Ferhan Soyuer*, Demet Ünalan*, Ahmet Öztürk**.



Objective: To search the  relation between sociodemographic and clinic variables and quality of life and evaluate the quality of life in cases having chronic cerebro vascular disease (CVD).

Material and method: As a data gathering device, a questionaire form, for evaluating quality of life; a SF-36 quality of life scale for determining the degree of depression; beck depression invantory (BDI), for determining CVD  severity; Canadian Neurological Scale (CNS), for functional evaluation, functional independence measure (FIM)  are used.

Results: 43 (64%) of the cases are male and 27 (38.6%) are female and their mean age is 60.16±11.30. Disease duration of the cases in working group was 197.44±26.22 days.There was an interior disease in 51 (72%) cases. In our study it is determined that as the age of patients increases there is a significant decrease in physical functionality and general health perception scores (p

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