Selected Factors Influencing Health-Related Quality of Life among Ischemic Stroke Patients in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province

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Parichat Phengrueng
Tipa Toskulkao
Sakul Changmai


This predictive correlation descriptive research aimed to investigate selected factors influencing the health-related quality of life of ischemic stroke patients in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, applying the health-related quality of life conceptual framework of Ferrans et al. in 2005. The research samples were 109 ischemic stroke patients discharged from the hospitals within 6 months who were selected by the convenience sampling method based on the specified criteria. The research instruments were questionnaires on general information, health-related quality of life of ischemic stroke patients, nutritional status, activities of daily living (ADL), stress, and social support with the reliability values of 0.94, 0.67, 0.88, 0.74, and 0.73 respectively. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and stepwise multiple regression. The research findings revealed that the factors influencing the health-related quality of life of ischemic stroke patients were caregiver time spent providing care per day (β = 0.194), Nutritional status (β = 0.735), and ADL (β = 0.213). These could explain the variance in health quality of life by 84.2% at a statistical significance of 0.05. The results of this research should be used to develop a nursing model that promotes the quality of life of stroke patients in the future research.

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Phengrueng P, Toskulkao T, Changmai S. Selected Factors Influencing Health-Related Quality of Life among Ischemic Stroke Patients in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. Health Sci J Thai [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 10 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];6(2):9-16. Available from:
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