female stroke survivors have a standard of living is worse than men

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Female stroke survivors have a worse standard of living than men


is more likely to have a detrimental effect on the lifestyle of women than men, a new a stroke says a recent study by the United States.

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts, compared the quality of life of 1,370 people and found that male survivors usually had fewer problems with pain, anxiety and mobility.

There were observed

style differences largest life in those over 75.

Cheryl Bushnell, associate professor of neurology center, said that even after taking into account the ” sociodemographic variables, “found that women who have a poorer quality of life of up to 12 months after suffering a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

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“As more people survive strokes, doctors and other health professionals should pay attention to the quality of life and work to develop better interventions, detection tools, including gender specific, for will improve the lives of these patients, “he added.

The study found that the marital status of a person had the greatest influence on the quality of life of stroke patients.

Dr. Medina Kara, a neuroscientist at the Stroke Association UK, said that while the reasons for women faring worse than men are unclear, one factor could be (over older ladies 65 years) are more likely to live alone.

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also he noted that women tend to have strokes later in life, ie, your chances of recovery are significantly reduced.

“What this study shows is that women may not be receiving the support they need to improve their quality of life after stroke,” Dr. Kara told the BBC.

“It is essential that all stroke survivors receive the best care and support of health and social services to make your best possible recovery.”

Last year, Jackie Ashley, Guardian columnist and wife of BBC journalist Andrew Marr political criticized the level of support offered stroke patients after being discharged from hospital.

Marr had a stroke in January 2013, and while the care they received from doctors and nurses appreciate, Ms. Ashley felt her husband should have received more than one visit a week from a specialist after his return home.

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