Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 303-309
Assessment of Life Satisfaction among Cerebrovascular Accident Patients
Rahul B. Pandit1, Dr. Mary Mathews2, Dr. Shashikala Sangle3
1Ph.D. Scholar, MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
2Professor & Principal, MGM College of Nursing, MGMIHS, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
3Professor, B. J. Govt. Medical College & Sassoon General Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Corresponding Author: Rahul B. Pandit
Life satisfaction is the way persons evaluate their lives and how they feel about their directions and options for thefuture. It is a measure of well-being and may be assessed in terms of mood, satisfaction with relations with others and with achieved goals, self-concepts, and self-perceived ability to cope with daily life. A global measure of life satisfaction has become increasingly important as an adjunctive outcome of health care interventions for individuals with disabilities, such as those caused by a stroke. The aim of this study was to assess the Life Satisfaction of the Cerebrovascular accident patients.
Methods: A Descriptive research approach was used for the present study. The study comprised of 50 Cerebrovascular accident patients admitted in selected hospital. LiSAT – 9 a standardized research tool was used for data collection. Non probability convenience sampling technique was used. Formal permission was obtained from concerned authority from selected Hospital for data collection. Demographic characteristic were assessed. Descriptive and inferential statistical methods were used for analysis.
Results: The results showed that most of the Cerebrovascular accident patients were reduces the life satisfaction. Life Satisfaction with life as a whole, leisure situation and family life were most affected in patients. Cerebrovascular accident patients were satisfied for an area was life as a whole 32.66%, vocational situation 47.33%, financial situation 45.66%, leisure time 31.66%, contacts with friends 58.33%, relationship with partner 37%, family life 32.66% and ability in self-care 48.33%. There was not significant association found with selected demographic variable of Cerebrovascular accident patients except age and gender.
Conclusion: The study result shows that Life satisfaction was negatively affected in different life areas. This study suggests Cerebrovascular accident patients need long term care and support. So there is need for the education of patient as well as their caregivers on care of Cerebrovascular accident patients.
Key words: Life Satisfaction, Cerebrovascular accident patients.