Little is known about public awareness of stroke risk factors, warning signs, and response in the general adult population in ireland one study has shown poor levels of awareness in older people (age 65+) in ireland ( 14 . Awareness of stroke warning signs was poor, as was awareness of the need to call emergency services and the potential for acute stroke intervention these factors contribute to delay in seeking medical attention following stroke, with resulting implications for stroke outcome. The aims of the study were to assess the level of awareness of stroke risk factors and warning signs in secondary school students and teachers and to compare the level of awareness between the 2 groups.
Ii awareness of stroke risk factors and warning signs among universiti tunku abdul rahman staff by goh kuok wey koh mei sim lim jia min research project submitted to the department of physiotherapy. Researchers in a 2003 study evaluated public awareness of the six most common stroke symptoms their survey found that women did better than men in correctly identifying the signs of a stroke, but. Public health england (phe) and the stroke association are urging the public to act fast if they spot signs of stroke with the aim of saving lives and improving outcomes for survivors a person. Public education campaigns in selected communities have helped to increase knowledge about stroke, but most data represent large metropolitan centers working with academic institutions and older from two montana counties participated in a telephone survey using unaided questions to assess awareness of stroke warning signs and risk factors.
Toolkit: stroke signs & symptoms a case for change patients’ awareness of stroke signs, symptoms, and risk factors kothari, r, sauerbeck, l, jauch, e, last updated july 24, 1997 review of study identifying patient knowledge of stroke signs and risk factors as lacking and in need of greater patient education to increase awareness. Background stroke is a leading cause of death and functional impairment while older people are particularly vulnerable to stroke, research suggests that they have the poorest awareness of stroke warning signs and risk factors. Measures a literature review of previous studies concerning stroke knowledge and hospital presentation was conducted to identify potential items for the survey instrument 2,7,13–26 from this review, a draft instrument was developed that addressed the knowledge of stroke risk factors, warning signs and symptoms, treatment, and information resources. In addition to reinforcing the signs and symptoms, hmc’s stroke team is advising the public to be aware of the risk factors for stroke “certain medical conditions and lifestyle habits can raise your risk of having a stroke,” explained dr naveed akhtar, head doctor in hamad general hospital’s stroke ward.
Public awareness messages in the future should focus on the availability of urgent treatments, in addition to stroke warning signs and risk factors some of these messages should be specifically targeted to the black population, who have a higher incidence of stroke 9 , 34 and a significant lack of awareness of rt-pa compared with the white. • learn your risk factors • reduce your risk factors • learn the warning signs of stroke what are the warning signs of stroke cardiovascular conditions brain cells need blood, oxygen and nutrients to work when blood flow is blocked, you may have a stroke or tia. Stroke is a leading cause of death and functional impairment while older people are particularly vulnerable to stroke, research suggests that they have the poorest awareness of stroke warning signs and risk factors this study examined knowledge of stroke warning signs and risk factors among.
Let’s talk about risk factors for stroke knowing your risk factors for stroke is the first step in preventing a stroke you can change or treat some risk factors, but others you can’t by having regular medical checkups and knowing your warning signs of tias and stroke. It is apparent from the studies reviewed here that public levels of awareness of stroke warning signs and risk factors are relatively low, notably in the higher risk, older age groups there is a need for public health campaigns to address this knowledge gap, with highrisk groups being of primary concern. Hickey a, o’hanlon a, mcgee h, donnellan c, shelley e, horgan f, o’neill d stroke awareness in the general population: knowledge of stroke risk factors and warning signs in older adults bmc geriatr 20099:35.
Community presentations are a way to help raise awareness about stroke warning signs and symptoms, risk factors, and what to do when someone has a stroke we provide the resources you need from event planning tips to presentations. Majority of the respondents recognized individual important stroke risk factors and warning signs, but few recognized multiple stroke risk factors and warning signs awareness programs on stroke should be organized, even in communities with educated people to increase public awareness on the prevention of stroke and on the reduction of.
Stroke warning signs and risk factors, and personal risk factors for stroke results: of the overall sample, lack of public awareness about stroke warning signs and risk factors must be addressed as one important contribution to reducing mortality and morbidity from stroke. Awareness of risk factors and warning signs of stroke in a nigeria university article in journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases: the official journal of national stroke association 23(4. Stroke risk factors and warning signs has been identified as critical to addressing the large gaps in knowledge [13,14], including promoting awareness about the seriousness of.