Stroke Patients' Adherence to Nurses' Advice and Their Quality of Life After Admittance to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan


  • Wisam Nabeel Ibrahim
  • Sufi Md Nawi
  • Sinan Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mahmood
  • Noratikah Othman



Adherence, Stroke, Quality of Life


Objective: The objective of this study is to identify stroke patients’ adherence toward nurses’ advice and quality of life. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at a medical ward in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan, Pahang; it used the Quality of Life Index Stroke Version-III and Medical Outcome Study Measure of Patient Adherence. The data were collected using the purposive sampling method and were analysed using SPSS version 19. Results: A total of 54 respondents, ranging in age from 50 to 80 years old, (46.3% male and 53.7% female) with 94.4% being Malays. Returned surveys indicated that 50% of the respondents have no formal education. A total of 64.8% patients adhered to the nurss’ advice and the remaining 35.2% were non-adherents. There is a positive correlation between adherence and the quality of life. Male patients demonstrated a better adherence level compared to women (p=0.019). However, there was no association between age, race and education level with adherence. Conclusion: Healthcare professionals, such as nurses, have substantial roles in ensuring stroke patients adhere to rehabilitation guidelines with a view to maximising quality of life.


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Ibrahim, W. N., Nawi, S. M., Al-Mahmood, S. M. A., & Othman, N. (2018). Stroke Patients’ Adherence to Nurses’ Advice and Their Quality of Life After Admittance to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARE SCHOLARS, 1(1), 1–4.




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