Increasing Stroke Knowledge and Decreasing Stroke Risk in a Latino Immigrant Population.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Stroke knowledge is poor and stroke risk is growing for the U.S. Latino immigrant population. We present results of an evaluation of a tailored, community-based intervention in Durham, North Carolina. The intervention included integration of stroke knowledge into classes and workshops at a community-based organization. Knowledge surveys were administered to participants immediately before and after stroke education, and at multiple points over the following year. For both low-risk participants receiving classroom-based education and individually care managed participants with risk factors, stroke knowledge improved dramatically and remained high among those who could be reached for follow-up. Evidence of behavior change and change in clinical status was weak. These findings from an observational study conducted in a real-world context complement the results of previously reported efficacy studies, indicating potential gains from health education for Latino immigrants, even from classroom-based education for low-risk individuals.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Silberberg, M; Goldstein, LB; Weaver, S; Blue, C

Published Date

  • December 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1490 - 1499

PubMed ID

  • 29362945

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-1920

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10903-018-0690-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States