Patients' awareness of stroke signs, symptoms, and risk factors.

  title={Patients' awareness of stroke signs, symptoms, and risk factors.},
  author={Rashmi U Kothari and Laura R Sauerbeck and Edward C. Jauch and J P Broderick and Thomas Brott and Jane C Khoury and Tiepu Liu},
  volume={28 10},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We sought to determine knowledge at the time of symptom onset regarding the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of stroke in patients presenting to the emergency department with potential stroke. METHODS Patients admitted from the emergency department with possible stroke were identified prospectively. A standardized, structured interview with open-ended questions was performed within 48 hours of symptom onset to assess patients' knowledge base concerning stroke signs… CONTINUE READING