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Master Thesis

Le handicap invisible post accident vasculaire cérébral

Abstract : Stroke is the leading cause of acquired adult disability. If the consequences of a stroke are generally visible, it's also possible to develop certain difficulties such as important fatigability, psychological disorders, spatial-temporal orientation difficulties, attention deficit disorders or even the loss of initiative. This type of invisible disability is not recognized by other people but it is not less handicapping than a physical disability. On the contrary, it is therefore more misunderstood by the victim's relatives and passes mistaken for laziness or simulation. The objective of this paper is to describe the clinical spectrum of invisible disability and its impact on the life quality of people living with the after-effects of a stroke. In order to answer this problem, information was gathered from a review of the literature in the PubMed database and with the participation of the various people working with these patients. The results of this research have made it possible to identify different criteria such as age, gender, culture, education or the social role affecting the quality of life of people living with invisible disabilities. Various difficulties have also been found to be omnipresent in their daily lives, such as non-recognition and judgment. To face these difficulties, areas of solution have been found to improve their care, such as the importance of educating medical personnel and society.
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Mathilde Le Moigne. Le handicap invisible post accident vasculaire cérébral. Santé publique et épidémiologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-03066131⟩



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