Presentation Title

Stroke Awareness Knowledge Gap in Women

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Li-Mei Lin

Start Date

23-11-2019 12:45 PM

End Date

23-11-2019 1:00 PM

Location

Markstein 306

Session

oral 3

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

health_nutrition_clinical_science

Abstract

Data shows that women are more likely to be affected by stroke than breast cancer. However, there is a lack of awareness and education on stroke compared to breast cancer. This research project aims to assess this gap in knowledge with female participants between the ages of eighteen and eighty. An IRB-approved survey study was conducted among randomly selected women age range of 18-80. Survey questions related to stroke and breast cancer throughout a variety of public locations in Orange County, California, USA. Knowledge of stroke awareness was assessed by 6 standardized open-ended questions. The questions addressed the following: the common risk factors associated with stroke and breast cancer, the ability to name the two types of stroke, and knowledge of common signs that someone is suffering from a stroke. The results from this study indicate a lack of women’s knowledge of stroke awareness in the Orange County area. This lack of awareness is somewhat surprising given that a majority of the respondents have a close connection to the stroke patient. Continuation of the project will provide further information on the current knowledge gaps in stroke awareness and highlight concepts for targeted education.

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Nov 23rd, 12:45 PM Nov 23rd, 1:00 PM

Stroke Awareness Knowledge Gap in Women

Markstein 306

Data shows that women are more likely to be affected by stroke than breast cancer. However, there is a lack of awareness and education on stroke compared to breast cancer. This research project aims to assess this gap in knowledge with female participants between the ages of eighteen and eighty. An IRB-approved survey study was conducted among randomly selected women age range of 18-80. Survey questions related to stroke and breast cancer throughout a variety of public locations in Orange County, California, USA. Knowledge of stroke awareness was assessed by 6 standardized open-ended questions. The questions addressed the following: the common risk factors associated with stroke and breast cancer, the ability to name the two types of stroke, and knowledge of common signs that someone is suffering from a stroke. The results from this study indicate a lack of women’s knowledge of stroke awareness in the Orange County area. This lack of awareness is somewhat surprising given that a majority of the respondents have a close connection to the stroke patient. Continuation of the project will provide further information on the current knowledge gaps in stroke awareness and highlight concepts for targeted education.