Awareness of warning signs among suburban Nigerians at high risk for stroke is poor: A cross-sectional study

@article{Wahab2008AwarenessOW,
  title={Awareness of warning signs among suburban Nigerians at high risk for stroke is poor: A cross-sectional study},
  author={Kolawole Wasiu Wahab and Peter O Okokhere and Asuwemhe Johnson Ugheoke and Ojeh Oziegbe and Adedayo F Asalu and Taofik A. T. Salami},
  journal={BMC Neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={18 - 18}
}
BACKGROUND Although stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Nigeria, there is no information on awareness of its warning signs. This study was designed to assess awareness of stroke warning signs in Nigerians at increased risk. METHODS A hospital-based cross-sectional study conducted at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, in southern Nigeria. Patients with a diagnosis of hypertension, diabetes or both were interviewed for the warning signs of stroke in the outpatient clinic by… CONTINUE READING

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