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Stroke-related knowledge among uninsured Latino immigrants in Durham County, North Carolina.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Goldstein, LB; Silberberg, M; McMiller, Y; Yaggy, SD
Published in: J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
2009

BACKGROUND: Knowledge of stroke risk factors and symptoms is a necessary prerequisite for improving prevention and reducing treatment delays. Little is known about stroke-related knowledge among the US immigrant Latino population. METHODS: A previously published stroke knowledge survey was translated into Spanish and administered orally to a convenience sample of 76 Latino Spanish-speaking clients of a community-based health care management program for uninsured residents of Durham County, North Carolina, between January and March 2007. RESULTS: Of respondents, 81% could not correctly name a single stroke risk factor, 57% could not correctly identify a stroke symptom, and only 45% said they would telephone emergency services (dial 9-1-1), call an ambulance, or go to a hospital if they or a family member were having a stroke. However, 80% of respondents knew that a stroke could be prevented, and 86% knew that a stroke could be treated. CONCLUSION: Stroke-related knowledge may be particularly poor in the uninsured Latino immigrant population. Novel approaches will be needed to improve awareness and prevention in this high-risk group.

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Published In

J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis

DOI

EISSN

1532-8511

Publication Date

2009

Volume

18

Issue

3

Start / End Page

229 / 231

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Telephone
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Stroke
  • Risk Factors
  • North Carolina
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Medically Uninsured
  • Male
 

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Goldstein, L. B., Silberberg, M., McMiller, Y., & Yaggy, S. D. (2009). Stroke-related knowledge among uninsured Latino immigrants in Durham County, North Carolina. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 18(3), 229–231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2008.10.009
Goldstein, Larry B., Mina Silberberg, Yvette McMiller, and Susan D. Yaggy. “Stroke-related knowledge among uninsured Latino immigrants in Durham County, North Carolina.J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 18, no. 3 (2009): 229–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2008.10.009.
Goldstein LB, Silberberg M, McMiller Y, Yaggy SD. Stroke-related knowledge among uninsured Latino immigrants in Durham County, North Carolina. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2009;18(3):229–31.
Goldstein, Larry B., et al. “Stroke-related knowledge among uninsured Latino immigrants in Durham County, North Carolina.J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, vol. 18, no. 3, 2009, pp. 229–31. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2008.10.009.
Goldstein LB, Silberberg M, McMiller Y, Yaggy SD. Stroke-related knowledge among uninsured Latino immigrants in Durham County, North Carolina. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2009;18(3):229–231.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis

DOI

EISSN

1532-8511

Publication Date

2009

Volume

18

Issue

3

Start / End Page

229 / 231

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Telephone
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Stroke
  • Risk Factors
  • North Carolina
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Medically Uninsured
  • Male