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Titolo:
Stroke knowledge among stroke support group members
Autore:
Weltermann, BM; Homann, J; Rogalewski, A; Brach, S; Voss, S; Ringelstein, EB;
Indirizzi:
Univ Munster, Inst Epidemiol & Social Med, D-48129 Munster, Germany Univ Munster Munster Germany D-48129 ocial Med, D-48129 Munster, Germany Univ Munster, Dept Neurol, D-48129 Munster, Germany Univ Munster MunsterGermany D-48129 pt Neurol, D-48129 Munster, Germany
Titolo Testata:
STROKE
fascicolo: 6, volume: 31, anno: 2000,
pagine: 1230 - 1233
SICI:
0039-2499(200006)31:6<1230:SKASSG>2.0.ZU;2-K
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SOCIAL SUPPORT; RISK-FACTORS; REHABILITATION; SIGNS; TIME;
Keywords:
health education; knowledge, attitudes, practice; peer groups; self-help groups;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Weltermann, BM Univ Munster, Inst Epidemiol & Social Med, Domaghstr 3, D-48129 Munster, Germany Univ Munster Domaghstr 3 Munster Germany D-48129 , Germany
Citazione:
B.M. Weltermann et al., "Stroke knowledge among stroke support group members", STROKE, 31(6), 2000, pp. 1230-1233

Abstract

Background and Purpose-Community stroke education is needed to improve early stroke recognition and reduce delays in the referral of stroke patients. In some regions, stroke support groups are important promoters of regionalstroke education. However, there are no data about the level of stroke knowledge among support group members that support this promotional role. Methods-We performed a cross-sectional questionnaire survey among 11 German stroke support groups. The questionnaire asked for stroke knowledge and sociodemographic and medical data. Stroke knowledge was excellent if a participant knew (1) at least 2 stroke symptoms (good symptom knowledge) and (3)at least 3 stroke risk factors (good risk factor knowledge), as well as knowing (3) that immediate hospital admission or an emergency call is necessary in case of stroke (good action knowledge). Results-A total of 133 members (96.2%) of 11 stroke support groups took part in the study. Mean age was 65.3 years (SD 11.2 years). Fifty-four percent of subjects were female, 72.8% were retired, and 69.8% were stroke patients. Of the participants, 80.3% had good symptom knowledge, 64.7% had good risk factor knowledge, and 79.7% had good action knowledge. Stroke knowledgewas excellent in 44.0% of subjects. Logistic regression analysis showed that age <70 years and not having had a stroke were significant predictors for excellent stroke knowledge. Conclusions-Overall, members of stroke support groups are well informed about all aspects of modern stroke care. Because of their knowledge and personal experience, support groups should be viewed as important partners in community stroke education.

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