Stroke awareness in people with hypertension

Having the public be able to recognize stroke symptoms are the most important factor in order to decrease delaying optimal treatment. The aim of this study is to assess stroke aware of hypertensive patients are about strokes. The study group consisted of 350 consecutive hypertensive patients. A self-administered questionnaire that was prepared by two skilled cardiologist was given to the study subjects. The questionnaire was designed to gather data demographics, how they defined what a stroke was, risk factors, symptoms, behavior at the onset of stroke, prevalence of stroke, and knowledge about hypertension-related complications. A total of 336 subjects completed and returned the questionnaire (96% response rate). Their mean age was 53.2±5.2. The majority of subjects were female (206, 61%). The prevalence of stroke history was 3.7% (12 subjects) in the population. Three hundred (89%) subjects were aware of the stroke risks associated of hypertension. Paralysis (255, 76%) and aphasia (232, 69%) were the most widely known symptoms for stroke. While level of awareness did not differ between either genders, it did differ when it came to age and level of education. Hypertensive patients have a high level of awareness about the risk of stroke in association with their disease. But the other risk factors and symptoms were not well known. The attempts for improving educational level can be helpful in order to increase awareness of stroke among hypertension patients.

Kaynakça

1. Lopez AD, Mathers CD, Ezzati M, et al. Global and regional burden of disease and risk factors, 2001: systematic analysis of population health data. The Lancet. 2006;367:1747–57.

2. Hickey A, O’Hanlon A, McGee H , et al. Stroke awareness in the general population: Knowledge of stroke risk factors and warning signs in older adults. BMC Geriatr. 2009;9:35.

3. Morgenstern LB, Bartholomew LK, Grotta JC, et al. Sustained benefit of a community and professional intervention to increase acute stroke therapy. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163:2198202.

4. Bamford J, Sandercock P, Dennis M, et al. Classification and natural history of clinical identifiable subtypes of cerebral infarction. The Lancet. 1991;337:1521-6.

5. O’Donnell MJ, Xavier D, Liu L, et al. Risk factors for ischaemic and intracerebral haemorrhagic stroke in 22 countries (the INTERSTROKE study): a case-control study. Lancet. 2010;376:112-23.

6. Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, et al. The seventh report of the joint national committee on prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure: the JNC 7 report. J Am Med Assoc. 2003;289:2560–72.

7. Iadecola C, Gorelick PB. Hypertension, angiotensin, and stroke: beyond blood pressure. Stroke. 2004;35:348-50.

8. Iadecola C, Gorelick PB. Hypertension, angiotensin, and stroke: beyond blood pressure. Stroke. 2004;35:348-50.

9. Evenson KR, Rosamond WD, Morris DL. Pre-hospital and inhospital delays in acute stroke care. Neuroepidemiology. 2001;20: 65–76.

10. Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics: Total population. at www.capmas.gov.eg

11. Rodgers H, Atkinson C, Bond S, et al. Randomized controlled trial of a comprehensive stroke education program for patients and caregivers. Stroke 1999;30:2585–91.

12. Jones SP, Jenkinson AJ, Leathley MJ, et al. Stroke knowledge and awareness: an integrative review of the evidence. Age Ageing. 2010;39:11-22.

13. Kim JS, Sung S, Yoon RN. Perspectives of stroke in persons living in Seoul, South Korea. Stroke. 1997;28:1165-9.

14. Cheung RTF, Li LSW, Mak W et al. Knowledge of stroke in Hong Kong. Cerebrovasc Dis. 1999;9:119-23.

15. Pancioli AM, Broderick J, Kothari R, et al. Public perception of stroke warning signs and knowledge of potential risk factors. JAMA. 1998;279:1288-92.

16. Reeves MJ, Rafferty AP, Aranha AAR, et al.Changes in knowledge of stroke risk factors and warning signs among Michigan adults. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2008;25:385-91.

17. Williams B, Mancia G, Spiering W, et al. 2018 ESC/ESH Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension. Eur Heart J. 2018;39:3021–104.

Kaynak Göster

Medicine Science
  • ISSN: 2147-0634
  • Yayın Aralığı: Yılda 4 Sayı
  • Başlangıç: 2012

13.8b7.7b

Sayıdaki Diğer Makaleler

Inferonasal XEN gel stent implantation in a refractory glaucoma patient with failed multiple glaucoma filtration surgeries: Case report

Abdurrahman Alpaslan ALKAN, Eyup DUZGUN, Ali OLGUN, Ece Ozdemir ZEYDANLİ, Murat KARAPAPAK

Green synthesized silver nanoparticles: Morphology and antibacterial contact effects

Erdi BİLGİC, Sinem Gurkan AYDİN, Arzu OZGEN, Mustafa NİZAMLİOGLU

Some features of hospitalized elderly and effects of fall behavior on fall risk

Ummuhan AKTURK, Emine Derya ISTER

Fatty acid compositions of total lipid, phospholipid and triacylglycerol fractions of the wild edible mushroom pleurotus ostreatus and russula delica with cytotoxic activities on prostate carcinoma cell lines

Hilal ACAY, Mehmet Firat BARAN

Evaluation of depression frequency and temperamental characteristics in parents of children and adolescents with major depression

Esin ERDOGAN, Dursun Hakan DELİBAS

Anesthesia management of open tracheostomy patients: A single center experience

Erol KARAASLAN, Mehmet Ridvan YALİN

Successful use of spinal anesthesia for incarcerated inguinal hernia repair in a patient with Hunter syndrome

Neslihan ALTUNKAYA, Duygu Demiroz ASLAN

Can neutrophil-lymphocyte, platelet-lymphocyte ratio and mean platelet volume be marker in tonsil hemorrhage?

Erkan YİLDİZ, Orhan Kemal KAHVECİ, Sahin ULU, Halit Bugra KOCA

The use of artificial intelligence in different medical branches: An overview of the literature

Oytun GUNES, Gulsen GUNES, Duygu CELİK SEYİTOGLU

Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging in differentiation of small focal liver lesions (≤ 10 mm) detected in patients with extrahepatic primary malignancy

Ahmet SOYUCOK, Kerim ASLAN, Murat DANACI, Ilkay CAMLİDAG