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Knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors among at-risk elderly patients in the UK



Knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors among at-risk elderly patients in the UK



International Journal of Clinical Practice 56(9): 634-637



Assessing patient knowledge can help healthcare providers in planning measures directed at prevention, early identification and referral of patients. An incorrect understanding of stroke symptoms may delay patients seeking emergency help, thus missing the benefits of acute stroke treatments. Insufficient knowledge about stroke risk factors may affect risk factor control. We conducted a questionnaire-based interview among elderly patients at risk of stroke and assessed their baseline knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors. A large proportion were found to have an improper understanding of stroke symptoms and risk factors. Stress was considered the commonest risk factor for stroke. Most patients did not consider themselves to be at further risk of stroke. Further education is needed as part of stroke prevention strategies to remove misconceptions. Improved recognition of stroke symptoms when they occur will help when seeking emergency medical help.

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