Gender differences in quality of life after stroke and TIA: a cross-sectional survey of out-patients 7/13/12.

To explore how a stroke or a transient ischemic attack affects quality of life and to identify gender differences.

Background.  The negative effect of a stroke on the patients’ quality of life has previously been studied, while the effect on patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) is more unknown, especially in relation to gender. As poor quality of life may have a negative effect on rehabilitation it is important to investigate quality of life in this group.

Design.  A descriptive cross-sectional survey.

Methods.  All stroke and transient ischemic attack patients appointed to the out-patient stroke clinic between May 2008–August 2009 were asked to complete the Nottingham Health Profile. Read More