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IMPACT OF EDUCATION PROGRAME TO IMPROVE KNOWLEDGE AMONG STROKE SURVIVORS

*Sivasakthi R., J. Subadradevi, D. Saranya S. Priya, Rini Johny, Rose Mariya and Dr. Ramakrishnan

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Introduction: Stroke is a medical emergency that needs immediate medical attention. It is the fifth leading cause of death in United state. Nearly 800,000 peoples have stroke in each year. That equals to about one person in every 40 seconds. But, more than 2/3 of survivors will have some types of disability. Hence, the study aimed to assess and improve the knowledge of Stroke survival patients. Methodology: A Prospective Interventional study was conducted with 50 patients in 6 months duration at Cardiology department of KG Hospital, Coimbatore. Result: Among the 50 patients gender distribution was assessed, 68% were males and 16% were female and 54%(n=27) were comes under the age group of 41-60 years of age. 56% of stroke survivors had obesity. That showing that, it is one of the risk factor of stroke. Only 36% of patients were able to identify obesity as the risk factor of stroke. There was a lock of awareness about Stroke among the patients. After education programe the knowledge was improved from 8%(n=4) to 68%(n=34). Conclusion: The study conclude that, the lack of knowledge in the community about established stroke risk factors. Hence, there was a need of health education programe, Pharmacist Intervention to increase the knowledge to prevent the prevalance of Stroke.

Keywords: Stroke, knowledge, education programe, Intervention.


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