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Stroke patients’ adherence to nurses’ advice and their quality of life after admittance to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan

Ibrahim, Wisam Nabeel and Md Nawi, Sufi and Al-Mahmood, Sinan and Othman, Noratikah (2018) Stroke patients’ adherence to nurses’ advice and their quality of life after admittance to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan. International Journal of Care Scholars, 1 (1). pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is to identify stroke patients’ adherence toward nurses’ advice and quality of life. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at a medical ward in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan, Pahang; it used the Quality of Life Index Stroke Version-III and Medical Outcome Study Measure of Patient Adherence. The data were collected using the purposive sampling method and were analysed using SPSS version 19. Results: A total of 54 respondents, ranging in age from 50 to 80 years old, (46.3% male and 53.7% female) with 94.4% being Malays. Returned surveys indicated that 50% of the respondents have no formal education. A total of 64.8% patients adhered to the nurss’ advice and the remaining 35.2% were non-adherents. There is a positive correlation between adherence and the quality of life. Male patients demonstrated a better adherence level compared to women (p=0.019). However, there was no association between age, race and education level with adherence. Conclusion: Healthcare professionals, such as nurses, have substantial roles in ensuring stroke patients adhere to rehabilitation guidelines with a view to maximising quality of life.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6715/64714
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adherence, Stroke, Quality of Life
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT71 Study and Teaching
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Basic Medical Sciences for Nursing
Depositing User: Dr Noratikah Othman
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 15:57
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 15:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64714

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