Holistic Approach In Stroke Patients: A Clinical Trial

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Abdulvahap Kaya
Ali Timucin Atayoglu


Objective: This study aimed to explore the holistic relationship between personality types, coping attitudes, physical functioning, and cognitive levels in individuals diagnosed with stroke.

Material and Methods: The research employed a single-group design and included 25 stroke patients. The participants, comprising 7 females and 12 males with a mean age of 54.211±8.979 years, underwent a comprehensive assessment. Physical function was assessed using the Berg Balance Scale and Timed Up and Go Tests, and cognitive levels were measured with the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Scale, coping strategies were evaluated through the COPE-R Coping Attitudes Evaluation Scale, and personality types were determined using the Enneagram Scale.

Results: Berg and TUG scores of the participants show a significant difference according to chronic disease status (p=0.024, and p=0.048, respectively). However, MOCA and coping scores of the participants do not differ significantly according to the chronic disease status (p>0.05). The  participants' MOCA, Berg, TUG, and COPE-R scores do not differ significantly according to enneagram (p>0.05).

Conclusion: This study underscores the interplay between cognitive and physical functioning in stroke survivors, highlighting the potential impact of cognitive levels on physical capabilities. Surprisingly, coping attitudes and personality types did not significantly influence cognitive or physical function.


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Kaya, A. ., & Atayoglu, A. T. (2023). Holistic Approach In Stroke Patients: A Clinical Trial. Medical Science and Discovery, 10(10), 873–878. https://doi.org/10.36472/msd.v10i10.1064 (Original work published October 25, 2023)
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Received 2023-10-09
Accepted 2023-10-25
Published 2023-10-30


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