People’s experiences of the impact of transient ischaemic attack and its consequences: qualitative study

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A study by Gibson and Watkins (2011) explored how people’s experiences of Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) affected their perception of their health and their uptake of health maintenance measures.


The study found that having a TIA changed people’s quality of life and their perception of their health, despite the transience of the symptoms. The ability of people to make positive health changes after a TIA to some extent ameliorated the negative effects of being aware of their heightened stroke risk. Their appreciation of their quality of life may also be enhanced.