Public Stroke Knowledge, Awareness, and Response to Acute Stroke in Isfahan Iran: What is Less or Misinterpreted in Developing Countries.
Mohammad Saadatnia, Negar Hajiannejad, Anousha Yazdabadi, Marzieh Tajmirriahi, Marzieh Nasr
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Considering the high burden of stroke in developing countries, it is important for the community to have adequate information and awareness of this disease. In this study, the baseline knowledge of an Iranian population towards stroke has been evaluated. METHOD: This study was conducted in a governmental hospital in Isfahan, Iran. The participants were selected from the companions of non-cardio-vascular hospitalized patients. A self-administered questionnaire was designed for gathering information RESULTS: A total of 630 questionnaires were analysed. Hypertension and stress were the most frequently identified risk factors (recognised by 83.7% and 75.8% respectively), while pregna..View full abstract