Introduction: The condition that appears in patients who have had a stroke is cognitive impairment. Cognitive impairment can worsen the condition of stroke patients so that it can slow down the recovery process and have a high risk of disability. This study aims to analyze the correlation between cognitive impairment and the level of disability in post-stroke patients.
Methods: This study uses a correlational analytical design with a cross sectional technique design with a population of 70 participants and a sampling technique using consecutive sampling obtained a sample of 64 participants. The independent variable in this study is cognitive impairment of post-stroke patients while the dependent variable is the level of disability of post-stroke patients. The instrument for collecting data on cognitive impairment was using the MoCA-Ina questionnaire and the level of disability using the WHODAS questionnaire. The data were analyzed using the Spearman Rank test with significance < 0.05.
Results: The results of this study showed that most of the 52 (81.2%) participants had cognitive impairment and most of the 42 (65.6%) participants had moderate disabilities and a small portion of 10 (15.6%) participants had severe disabilities. The results of statistical tests on the relationship between cognitive impairment and the level of disability in post-stroke patients through the Spearman Rank test showed p = 0.000 with coefficient correlation 0.665.
Conclusions: The analysis test showed a strong correlation between cognitive impairment and the level of disability in post-stroke patients. Post-stroke patients with cognitive impairment must be treated properly so that it does not result in disability in patients that has a direct impact on the psychosocial and quality of life of the patient.