Die lebensqualität nach einem schlaganfall mit locked-in-syndrom

Translated title of the contribution: The quality of life after a stroke with locked-in syndrome

Karl Heinz Pantke, Niels Birbaumer

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There is a widespread belief which indicates that a severe physical restriction makes people unhappy. However, this study on stroke patients cannot confirm this particular belief. Persons diagnosed with Locked-in syndrome, mainly those who were completely paralysed as well as those who were not able to communicate verbally, and stroke patients not affected by the syndrome, were asked to estimate their quality of life. There were no statistically significant differences between the estimates of both groups and there was no relationship between the quality of life and the physical illness due to a chronic stroke Locked-in syndrome.

Translated title of the contributionThe quality of life after a stroke with locked-in syndrome
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)296-300
Number of pages5
JournalL.O.G.O.S. Interdisziplinair
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • Euthanasia
  • Locked-in syndrome
  • Quality of life
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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