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Vol 4, No 1 (2002)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2002-11-26
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Risk factors knowledge among patients with a history of stroke - preliminary study

Grzegorz Kozera, Anna Kosmol, Radosław Szczęch, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Bogdan Wyrzykowski, Barbara Krupa-Wojciechowska, Dariusz Gąsecki, Walenty M. Nyka
Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2002;4(1):23-27.

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Vol 4, No 1 (2002)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2002-11-26

Abstract

Lack of knowledge about common risk factors of cerebrovascular disorders could provoke their malcontrol and confer further risk increase. The aim of our study was to assess basic knowledge about risk factors in patients with a history of stroke. We studied 41 hypertensive patients with a neurological event approximately 1 month prior to the study. Thirty two agematched hypertensive males without neurological events from outpatient hypertension clinic served as control group. Both groups were given 15 questions evaluating basic knowledge on hypertension, diabetes, life style and a question concerning self-evaluation of their knowledge. Patients with a history of stroke scored less points during the test than those in the control group (11.51 ± 2.5 vs. 12.84 ± 2.36 pts; P < 0.01, max 15 pts). The value of normal blood pressure was known by 75% of patients with hypertension and only by 19.5% of those with stroke and hypertension (P < 0.01). These findings indicate that knowledge about risk factors in patients with a history of stroke is poorer than in a control group.

Abstract

Lack of knowledge about common risk factors of cerebrovascular disorders could provoke their malcontrol and confer further risk increase. The aim of our study was to assess basic knowledge about risk factors in patients with a history of stroke. We studied 41 hypertensive patients with a neurological event approximately 1 month prior to the study. Thirty two agematched hypertensive males without neurological events from outpatient hypertension clinic served as control group. Both groups were given 15 questions evaluating basic knowledge on hypertension, diabetes, life style and a question concerning self-evaluation of their knowledge. Patients with a history of stroke scored less points during the test than those in the control group (11.51 ± 2.5 vs. 12.84 ± 2.36 pts; P < 0.01, max 15 pts). The value of normal blood pressure was known by 75% of patients with hypertension and only by 19.5% of those with stroke and hypertension (P < 0.01). These findings indicate that knowledge about risk factors in patients with a history of stroke is poorer than in a control group.
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Keywords

stroke; risk factors; prevention; awareness

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Title

Risk factors knowledge among patients with a history of stroke - preliminary study

Journal

Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke

Issue

Vol 4, No 1 (2002)

Pages

23-27

Published online

2002-11-26

Bibliographic record

Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2002;4(1):23-27.

Keywords

stroke
risk factors
prevention
awareness

Authors

Grzegorz Kozera
Anna Kosmol
Radosław Szczęch
Krzysztof Narkiewicz
Bogdan Wyrzykowski
Barbara Krupa-Wojciechowska
Dariusz Gąsecki
Walenty M. Nyka

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