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Article: A comparison of the long-term health-related quality of life of handicap of stroke patients in Mainland China and Hong Kong

TitleA comparison of the long-term health-related quality of life of handicap of stroke patients in Mainland China and Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsStroke outcome
Stroke rehabilitation
Quality of life
Issue Date2010
PublisherLibertas Academica Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.la-press.com/health-services-insights-journal-j117
Citation
Health Services Insights, 2010, v. 3, p. 13-20 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: To compare health related quality of life (HRQOL) and handicap of stroke survivors in Hong Kong (HK) and Chengdu (CD) in Mainland China. Method: Fifty-four pairs of first ever stroke patients in CD and in HK matched by age, sex and Modified Barthel Index (MBI) were interviewed using a structured questionnaire at 16–36 months after stroke. HRQOL and handicap outcomes were evaluated by the Chinese version of the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) and London Handicap Scale (LHS) respectively. Results: Compared to stroke patients in CD, HK subjects reported significantly greater handicap, especially in the occupation domain. HK subjects also had significantly lower HRQOL Z scores in domains of role limitations due to emotional or physical problems, and bodily pain. CD subjects had more social support, but had more difficulties in meeting medical costs, and were less likely to have regular medical follow-up and dysphagia symptom. After adjusting for social and health related factors, the site differences in handicap and the role limitation (physical) domain of SF36 became insignificant. Conclusions: CD stroke survivors had better scores in HRQOL and fewer handicaps than their counterparts in HK, because of social and health related factors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/124238
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dc.contributor.authorKwok, Ten_HK
dc.contributor.authorJin, Xen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, Fen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, CLKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuan, HJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWoo, Jen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T10:22:38Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T10:22:38Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHealth Services Insights, 2010, v. 3, p. 13-20en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1178-6329-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/124238-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To compare health related quality of life (HRQOL) and handicap of stroke survivors in Hong Kong (HK) and Chengdu (CD) in Mainland China. Method: Fifty-four pairs of first ever stroke patients in CD and in HK matched by age, sex and Modified Barthel Index (MBI) were interviewed using a structured questionnaire at 16–36 months after stroke. HRQOL and handicap outcomes were evaluated by the Chinese version of the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) and London Handicap Scale (LHS) respectively. Results: Compared to stroke patients in CD, HK subjects reported significantly greater handicap, especially in the occupation domain. HK subjects also had significantly lower HRQOL Z scores in domains of role limitations due to emotional or physical problems, and bodily pain. CD subjects had more social support, but had more difficulties in meeting medical costs, and were less likely to have regular medical follow-up and dysphagia symptom. After adjusting for social and health related factors, the site differences in handicap and the role limitation (physical) domain of SF36 became insignificant. Conclusions: CD stroke survivors had better scores in HRQOL and fewer handicaps than their counterparts in HK, because of social and health related factors.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherLibertas Academica Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.la-press.com/health-services-insights-journal-j117-
dc.relation.ispartofHealth Services Insightsen_HK
dc.rightsHealth Services Insights. Copyright © Libertas Academica Ltd.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectStroke outcome-
dc.subjectStroke rehabilitation-
dc.subjectQuality of life-
dc.titleA comparison of the long-term health-related quality of life of handicap of stroke patients in Mainland China and Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1178-6329&volume=3&spage=13&epage=20&date=2010&atitle=A+comparison+of+he+long-term+health-related+quality+of+life+of+handicap+of+stroke+patients+in+Mainland+China+and+Hong+Kong-
dc.identifier.emailKwok, T: tkwok@cuhk.edu.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, CLK: clklam@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLam, CLK=rp00350en_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.4137/HSI.S0-
dc.identifier.hkuros174795en_HK
dc.identifier.volume3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage13en_HK
dc.identifier.epage20en_HK

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