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Sex differences in quality of life after stroke


  • Older women and younger men have poorer health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after stroke, mainly due to stroke severity but also due to comorbidities and social factors.

Why this matters

  • It has been reported that women experience poorer HRQoL after stroke than men, but the contribution of differences in clinical care between men and women on women’s poorer HRQoL is unclear.

  • As women without stroke also report poorer health status than men, it is uncertain if the reported sex difference in HRQoL in women who have suffered a stroke is due to stroke or other differences between sexes.

  • This study identified patient factors contributing to sex differences in quality of life after stroke.

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