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Abstract

A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY ON PRESCRIBING PATTERN AND ASSESSMENT ON QUALITY OF LIFE OF STROKE PATIENTS IN NEUROLOGY DEPARTMENT IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Sreenu Thalla*, T. Indraja Saimani, S. Sahitya, M. Raja Kumari, P. Vishnu Priya and K. Padmalatha

ABSTRACT

Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or stroke is the second leading cause of the death third leading cause of disability. The main aim of the study is to assess the prescribing pattern and assess about quality of life of stroke patients in neurology department. The total no. of patients was 93. According to the age group, 41-50 males were 14 (24.5), females were 5 (13.8). 51-60 males were 21 (36.8), females were 15 (41.67). 61-70 males were 18 (31.5), females were 9 (25.0). 71-80 males were 4 (7.02), females were 7 (19.43). From the above data males and females are more common in the age group 50-60. A gender wise distribution was mentioned males were 57 (61.29%) and females were 36 (38.71%). had hypertension 18 (31.57), females had 10 (27.78). Males had diabetes mellitus 11 (19.29), females had 7 (19.44%). Both hypertension and diabetes mellitus in males was 16 (28.07%), in females 11 (30.56%) and none of both hypertension and diabetes mellitus 12 (21.05%) in males and 8 (22.22%) in females. The present study was performed in patients to assess the quality of life after stroke. Start slowly and build up to at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week and regular treatment should be followed.

Keywords: Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes, GCS, MMSE.


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