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Quality of life after stroke: well-being, life satisfaction, and subjective aspects of work.

Vestling, Monika LU ; Ramel, Eva LU and Iwarsson, Susanne LU (2005) In Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 12(2). p.89-95
Abstract
Stroke incidence in those of working age has been reported to be increasing significantly, implying strong incentives for research concerning working ability after stroke. This study focused on differences in subjective aspects of work and dimensions of quality of life after having experienced stroke. Sixty-five persons answered a postal questionnaire. The median age at the time of the stroke was 54 years, (Q3-Q1=8 years). “Financial aspects” and “intrinsic aspects” of work were rated as the most important by 37% and 36% of the respondents, respectively. Fewer respondents ranked “social aspects” as most important. In total, 23 persons had returned to work, but no difference in the ratings of the most important aspects of work between those... (More)
Stroke incidence in those of working age has been reported to be increasing significantly, implying strong incentives for research concerning working ability after stroke. This study focused on differences in subjective aspects of work and dimensions of quality of life after having experienced stroke. Sixty-five persons answered a postal questionnaire. The median age at the time of the stroke was 54 years, (Q3-Q1=8 years). “Financial aspects” and “intrinsic aspects” of work were rated as the most important by 37% and 36% of the respondents, respectively. Fewer respondents ranked “social aspects” as most important. In total, 23 persons had returned to work, but no difference in the ratings of the most important aspects of work between those who had returned to work and those who had not was found. Persons who rated “intrinsic aspects” of work as the most important were more satisfied with the subjective dimensions of quality of life “vocational situation” (p=0.020) and “work” (p=0.015) than the others. In conclusion, subjective aspects of work need to be explored and discussed thoroughly in rehabilitation of younger stroke patients. (Less)
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CVA, motivation, occupation, rehabilitation, vocation, young stroke patients
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10.1080/11038120510031770
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  abstract     = {Stroke incidence in those of working age has been reported to be increasing significantly, implying strong incentives for research concerning working ability after stroke. This study focused on differences in subjective aspects of work and dimensions of quality of life after having experienced stroke. Sixty-five persons answered a postal questionnaire. The median age at the time of the stroke was 54 years, (Q3-Q1=8 years). “Financial aspects” and “intrinsic aspects” of work were rated as the most important by 37% and 36% of the respondents, respectively. Fewer respondents ranked “social aspects” as most important. In total, 23 persons had returned to work, but no difference in the ratings of the most important aspects of work between those who had returned to work and those who had not was found. Persons who rated “intrinsic aspects” of work as the most important were more satisfied with the subjective dimensions of quality of life “vocational situation” (p=0.020) and “work” (p=0.015) than the others. In conclusion, subjective aspects of work need to be explored and discussed thoroughly in rehabilitation of younger stroke patients.},
  author       = {Vestling, Monika and Ramel, Eva and Iwarsson, Susanne},
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  keyword      = {CVA,motivation,occupation,rehabilitation,vocation,young stroke patients},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {89--95},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy},
  title        = {Quality of life after stroke: well-being, life satisfaction, and subjective aspects of work.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11038120510031770},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2005},
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