Quality of Life during the First Two Years Post Stroke: The Restore4Stroke Cohort Study

Maria L. van Mierlo, Caroline M. van Heugten, Marcel W. M. Post, Tibor R. S. Hajos, L. Jaap Kappelle, Johanna M. A. Visser-Meily*

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Background: Little information is available about the course of quality of life (QoL) post stroke and how dependency on activities of daily living (ADL) influences this course. The aim of this study was therefore to describe the course of QoL from 2 months up to 2 years post stroke and to study the influence of ADL dependency in the first week post stroke. Methods: This is a multicenter prospective longitudinal cohort study in which 368 stroke patients were included and data were collected at 1 week, 2 months, 6 months, 12 months and 24 months post stroke. QoL assessment included measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) (short stroke-specific Quality of Life Scale), emotional functioning (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale), participation (Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation-Participation), and life satisfaction (2LS). Dependency on ADL was defined as having a Barthel Index score
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-26
JournalCerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016


  • Activities of daily living
  • Stroke care
  • Stroke outcome
  • Quality of life

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