Support at home helps stroke patients adjust after hospital stay: Study

Support at home helps stroke patients adjust after hospital stay: Study

New Delhi, Jul 20 (ANI): Stroke patients who come home from the hospital often feel unprepared and so are their caregivers, suggests a study. However, according to a study published in the journal 'Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes', when a home-based support network uses social work case managers and online resources, quality of life and confidence in managing one's health improves. The study began with a series of focus groups conducted before the clinical trial where researchers asked stroke patients and caregivers about what worried them most. According to Fritz, 72 per cent of stroke patients felt unprepared to go home, 91 per cent were worried about having another stroke and 82 per cent didn't fully understand their medications, such as when to take them and what dosage they needed.

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