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Titolo:
Knowledge about strokes among the population of Germany
Autore:
Weltermann, BM; Rogalewski, A; Homann, J; Berger, K; Schulte, H; Assmann, G; Ringelstein, EB;
Indirizzi:
Univ Munster, Inst Epidemiol & Sozialmed, D-48129 Munster, Germany Univ Munster Munster Germany D-48129 Sozialmed, D-48129 Munster, Germany Univ Munster, Neurol Klin & Poliklin, D-48129 Munster, Germany Univ Munster Munster Germany D-48129 Poliklin, D-48129 Munster, Germany Univ Munster, Inst Arteriosklerose Forsch, D-48129 Munster, Germany Univ Munster Munster Germany D-48129 se Forsch, D-48129 Munster, Germany
Titolo Testata:
DEUTSCHE MEDIZINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT
fascicolo: 14, volume: 125, anno: 2000,
pagine: 416 - 420
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
GER
Soggetto:
RISK-FACTORS; SIGNS; TIME;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
13
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Weltermann, BM Univ Munster, Inst Epidemiol & Sozialmed, Domagkstr 3, D-48129 Munster, Germany Univ Munster Domagkstr 3 Munster Germany D-48129 , Germany
Citazione:
B.M. Weltermann et al., "Knowledge about strokes among the population of Germany", DEUT MED WO, 125(14), 2000, pp. 416-420

Abstract

Background and objective: Modern stroke therapy requires patients to correctly identify stroke symptoms and seek immediate hospital admission. US studies showed that only 57% of the population knew at least one stroke symptom. This is the first study about stroke knowledge among German populations. Methods: Using a cross-sectional questionnaire survey, 300 working-age partipants of the PROCAM study, the Prospective Cardiovascular Munster Study, and 95 senior citizens of the Augsburg Study, a follow-up project of the MONICA survey 1989/90, were asked about stroke symptoms and what to do if they occur. Good knowledge about stroke was defined as knowing at least two stroke symptoms and calling the emergency medical system or seeking immediatehospital admission in case of symptoms. Results: Participation rate in the PROCAM study was 90%, while all senior citizens took part. The mean age of the working population was 41,2 years, the mean age of the retired population was 72,8 years. 35% of the working and 24,5% of the retired participants knew at least two stroke symptoms. Urgent hospital admission was selected by 78,2% of the occupational but only 41,5% of the retired participants. Good stroke knowledge was demonstrated bynearly a third of the workers but less than 10% of the elderly. Among the occupational population, being a white-collar worker or knowing someone with a stroke was a significant predictor of good stroke knowledge. Among senior citizens higher age and current smoking status were significant predictors. Conclusion: Our study shows significant information deficits about stroke in our population: education needs to be geared especially towards the elderly.

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