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AVC : évolution des connaissances, spécificité chez le sujet jeune et campagnes de prévention

Abstract : In spite of medical professionals’ awareness and although risk factors can be prevented, strokes remain costly both in terms of disability and mortality. Faced with this concern, the French Ministry of Health implemented the Comprehensive Heart Disease and Stroke Plan 2010-2014 (“AVC 2010-2014”) whose goals include prevention. The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of these prevention campaigns and the evolution of public knowledge regarding stroke. This research stands as a follow-up on a previous study conducted in 2012 as part of a brief speech therapy thesis. Answers to a questionnaire designed at that time were analyzed in 2012 and 2013. This questionnaire is organized in several parts: administrative data, knowledge of the acronyms “AVC” (stroke) and “AIT” (“TIA”), their mechanisms, warning signs and risks factors, aphasia, and the role of speech pathologists. The study reveals that the term “stroke” is known but that some confusion remains between stroke and heart attack. It also highlights that the knowledge of the general public has increased since 2012, but that prevention efforts should be pursued especially on young people with emphasis on the emergency number to call to facilitate a faster response from the right emergency services. Outcomes being more functional and psychosocial, prevention should favor the younger population and identify at-risk subjects.
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Stéphanie Madec. AVC : évolution des connaissances, spécificité chez le sujet jeune et campagnes de prévention. Sciences cognitives. 2014. ⟨dumas-01077377⟩



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