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JHC 2017, 19(1): 30-38 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of E-Learning on the Quality of Life of Patients with Stroke
Vajihe Atashi , Rouhollah Sheikh Abumasoudi, Maryam Moghimian, Maryam Hashemi, Tayebe Karimi, Fahimeh Kashani, Gasem Yadegarfar
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Background & objectives: Stroke as a chronic disease requires patient’s participation in the care. Inadequate education and self-care deficit in older adults can weaken and reduce the quality of life in them. E-Learning enables a new type of relationship gives patients, care, education, and patient-centeredness and experience. This study aimed to investigate the effect of e-learning on the quality of life in patients with stroke.

Methods: In this semi-experimental study, 64 patients who referred to Al-Zahra hospital, neurology ward, hospital in 2013, according to inclusion criteria. Participant was randomly allocated in two groups of control and experiment. In the intervention group electronic education was implemented for one month. Data were collected based on the demographic characteristic, Stroke specific quality of life scale (SS-QOL). The measurement was performed before and after the electronic learning. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical tests of independent t-test and paired t-test.

Results: At baseline, the mean scores of quality of life were not significantly different before intervention in the study and control groups. After intervention, quality of life score was significantly different between two groups. Mean scores of quality of life were 191 in the intervention group and 148.3 in control group (p<0.001).

Conclusion: Electronic education improves the quality of life of stroke patients in the intervention group after education. According to the benefits of electronic education, using and planning of this method is recommended.

Keywords: Stroke, Electronic Education, Quality of Life
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Type of Study: quasi-experimental | Subject: General
Received: 2016/06/23 | Accepted: 2017/02/11 | Published: 2017/04/3
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Atashi V, Sheikh Abumasoudi R, Moghimian M, Hashemi M, Karimi T, Kashani F et al . The Effect of E-Learning on the Quality of Life of Patients with Stroke. JHC. 2017; 19 (1) :30-38
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