Women Have Poorer Quality of Life After Stroke (BBC News)


Research in the United States, covering 1,370 patients three months and a year after a stroke, has found that women tend to have a poorer quality of life after a stroke than men. Women tend to have strokes at a later age than men, however.

Mood (anxiety and depression), ability to move (mobility), and pain or discomfort appear to contribute to the poorer quality of life for women after a stroke. The difference is greatest in people aged over 75.

Read more: BBC News. Strokes: Women sufferers ‘have poorer life quality than men’.


Strokes: Women sufferers ‘have poorer life quality than men’. London: BBC Health News, February 8th 2014.

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Bushnell, C.D. Reeves, M.J. [and] Zhao, X. [et al]. (2014). Sex differences in quality of life after ischemic stroke. Neurology. February 7th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

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