Mediation of “Rehabilitation Motivation” between Stroke Impact and Quality of Life Among Heart Stroke Patients

    Tayyaba Manzoor(1), Muhammad Naveed Riaz(2*), Humaira Yasmin(3)


Background: Heart stroke is one of the ever burning worldwide concern due to its high impact on global burden of morbidity, mortality and disability.

Objective: The present study examined the mediating role of stroke rehabilitation motivation between stroke impact and stroke specific quality of life among heart stroke patients.

Study type settings & duration: This cross sectional study was conducted in different hospitals of Sargodha from February 2016 to March 2017.

Methodology: Cross-sectional research design was used for data collection from heart stroke patients (N = 200) using purposive sampling technique from different hospitals of Sargodha. The Stroke Impact Scale (Version-3), The Stroke Rehabilitation Motivation Scale, SS-QOL Scale were used for data collection.

Results: Findings revealed that stroke rehabilitation motivation mediated between stroke impact and quality of life of heart stroke patients (p <.001). Further it was also assessed that males showed higher rehabilitation motivation (p <.001) and quality of life (p <.01) as compared to females. But females scored high on stroke impact as compared to males (p <.001).

Conclusion: The study predicted the usefulness of rehabilitation motivation for stroke patients, which is the indication towards the fact that authorities need to take some serious concerns in improving quality of rehabilitation programs.

Keywords: Stroke impact, quality of life, rehabilitation motivation, heart stroke

(1) Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha
(2) Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha
(3) University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus, Sargodha.
(*) Corresponding Author
How to Cite
Tayyaba Manzoor, Muhammad Naveed Riaz, & Humaira Yasmin. (2020). Mediation of “Rehabilitation Motivation” between Stroke Impact and Quality of Life Among Heart Stroke Patients. Pakistan Journal of Medical Research, 59(3), 95-99. Retrieved from