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A comparative study of individual and familial situation and history of diseases in female and male patients suffering from stroke

Shaysteh Salehi, Shahrzad Tajmiri , Ahmad Bahonar

Shaysteh Salehi
PhD, Department of Nursing, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

Shahrzad Tajmiri
MSc Student of Nursing, Department of Nursing, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran. Email: tajmiri@gmail.com

Ahmad Bahonar
General Dentist, Esfahan, Iran
Online First: August 03, 2017 | Cite this Article
Salehi, S., Tajmiri, S., Bahonar, A. 2017. A comparative study of individual and familial situation and history of diseases in female and male patients suffering from stroke. Bali Medical Journal 6(3): 585-589. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v6i3.651


Introduction: The prevalence of stroke is increasing among young populations in Iran and among adult populations in other countries. The highest risk factors are related to cardiovascular diseases and blood pressure, and the most prevalent type of stroke is hemorrhagic stroke. The present study was aimed at comparing individual and familial situation and history of diseases in female and male patients suffering from stroke admitted in Alzahra, Feyz, and Kashani Hospitals, Isfahan in 2015-16.

Method: The present study is a descriptive quantitative research. The statistical population included all patients with stroke who had referred to Alzahra, Feyz, and Kashani Hospitals in Isfahan. The study sample consisted of 180 records documented in those hospitals. The study instrument was a researcher-designed checklist. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive and analytical methods using SPSS software.

Results: The highest number of mortality caused by stroke was related to hemorrhagic stroke to which hypertension is known as the risk factor. It was also concluded that there was no significant difference between female and male patients in terms of age, sex, place of residence, and marital status.

Conclusion: According to the results of the present study, all patients suffering from stroke experience various physical problems; therefore, different factors cause stroke, and physical disabilities are predictable in such patients, and new protocols are required to improve life conditions among such patients.

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