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Knowledge assessment of the stroke by the patients hospitalized in the neurovascular unit of the Hospital of Perigueux: impact study of information campaigns in the population

Abstract : Introduction: The admission time for stroke patients remains too long. This delay could be reduced by a promptly recognizing of stroke symptoms. Information campaigns have been developed specifically for this purpose. Objectives: To evaluate the knowledge of stroke and the reflex to call an emergency medical service (15) for hospitalized patients in the neurovascular unit (UNV) of Périgueux, but also their level of awareness and their mode. Material and method: This retrospective study was realized through a patient’s questionnaire submitted to any patient over 18 years old, living at home in Dordogne, without any communication disorder and hospitalized in the UNV of Périgueux for a first episode of stroke from December 2018 to February 2019. Results: 62 questionnaires were analysed. 84% of patients had at least one risk factor for stroke (excluding age), but only 3% thought they were a risk for stroke. 55% of patients did not know any warning signs compared to 45% who reported to know at least one warning sign. 71% of the patients were sensitized on stroke but only 41% felt that this information was sufficient. The attending physician was alerted first-line in 35% of cases and only 27% to call emergency services (15). Conclusion: the population’s knowledge of the warning signs of stroke and the reflex to call the 15 remain insufficient. Improvements can only be achieved through a large communication and information campaign adapted for each stratum of the population.
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Nadia Richard. Knowledge assessment of the stroke by the patients hospitalized in the neurovascular unit of the Hospital of Perigueux: impact study of information campaigns in the population. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02444371⟩

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