SaharAdham Ali, Ahmed Salih Al-Qadi
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SaharAdham Ali1, Ahmed Salih Al-Qadi2
1Assistant Professor, Adult Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, University of Babylon.
2MSc., Adults Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Babylon.
Volume - 10,
Issue - 6,
Year - 2017
Background: Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is one of the most common medical emergency condition known as the fourth leading disease for death in the United States after cardiac disease, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. It is the most popular disabling neurological disease. Objective: This study aimed to identify the factors affecting the quality of life for patients suffering from Cerebrovascular accident. Methodology: Crosssectional descriptive design was selected to achieve the objective to study the factors affecting quality of life (QOL) for patients diagnosed with Cerebrovascular accident in outpatient department in Middle Euphrates Neuroscience center in Al-Najaf Al- Ashraf City, for the period between 27October 2015 and 30 August 2016. Non probability (purposivesample) from (N=80) patients with Cerebrovascular accident were selected to participate in the study. Data was collected by using a questionnaire which was adopted and developed by the researchers, it consist three parts. Validity of the questionnaire obtain by (19) experts, while there liability obtained by using statistical method. Results: The majority of the samples were married male between (59-69) 0f age group. The overall quality of life level of the Cerebrovascular accident patient who participate in the study was moderate. Conclusion: The QOL for CVA patients were affected by the following risk factors :( age, occupation, educational level, chronic diseases, type of Cerebrovascular accident and the duration of the disease play as highly affecting factors related to the patient’s quality of life. Recommendation: Guided protocols may be needed to handle the initial weeks of rehabilitation to improve and minimize complication.
Cite this article:
SaharAdham Ali, Ahmed Salih Al-Qadi. Factors Affecting Quality of Life for Patients with Cerebrovascular Accident in Middle Euphrates Neuroscience Center in Al-Najaf Al –Ashraf City. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2017; 10(6): 1944-1950. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00341.9