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Geriatr Nurs. 2003 Sep-Oct;24(5):300-5.

Relation among stroke knowledge, lifestyle, and stroke-related screening results.

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  • 1Department of Health Science, College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.

Abstract

Stroke is a leading cause of individual and public health burden in the United States. A better understanding of the relation among stroke knowledge, lifestyle, and stroke-related screening results may be useful for improving prevention efforts. This paper assesses the relation among demographics, lifestyle, stroke awareness, and the presence of stroke risk factors determined by screening tests for a select elderly population. A population of 322 participants in the 1999 World Senior Games received 1 or more free screening tests and completed a stroke awareness questionnaire. Results indicate that stroke education efforts should be targeted at the very elderly, those who have less than a college education, and those who do not have a history of chronic disease. It also may be effectively directed toward those with higher cholesterol.

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