| || || Maharaj, Jagdish Chand.|
| || || A probability modeling, psychological well-being and economic analysis of stroke in Fiji |
Author:Maharaj, Jagdish Chand.
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Subject: Cerebrovascular disease -- Social aspects -- Fiji , Cerebrovascular disease -- Economic aspects -- Fiji, Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Fiji -- Economic conditions, Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Fiji -- Social conditions
Call No.: Pac RC 288 .5 .M24 2011
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: Aim: This population-based study of a random selection of stroke survivors living in the community for six or more months and their matched controls in Fiji aimed to quantify the relationship between the socio-economic factors and the likelihood of having a stroke event, to assess psychological well-being of stroke survivors, to analyse the relationship between the matched controls and the stroke survivors, and to perform an economic analysis of stroke, computing the annual human capital loss from pre-mature stroke mortality. Methodology: All stroke survivors and their matched controls were interviewed concurrently over a 12-month period from April 2003 to March 2004. Utilising Probit Modeling and imputing the pre-stroke risk factors gathered during the population-based study, the likelihood of having a stroke event amongst the stroke cases was mapped. Quantitative relationship modeling allowed us to rigorously test and determine the significance of various socio-economic factors. Six core theoretical dimensions of psychological well-being was assessed using the Ryff Measure of Psychological Well-being. A new Psychological Well-being Index was developed and its relationship amongst stroke survivors analysed. An economic analysis of stroke, taking into account the national stroke mortality and per capita National Income, calculated the annual national human capital resource loss for Fiji for the year 2001.