Stroke awareness in a Sri Lankan community Introduction

  title={Stroke awareness in a Sri Lankan community Introduction},
  author={Udaya K. Ranawaka and H. Janaka de Silva and Jiayi Balasuriya and Sumathy Puvanendiran and Buddhini Jayasekara and Jagath Chandra Wijesekera},
Objective: Knowledge regarding stroke is likely to influence treatment seeking and preventive behaviour. We sought to assess stroke awareness in a Sri Lankan community. Methods: Adults and schoolchildren in 750 households in the Kelaniya Medical Officer of Health area selected by cluster sampling formed the study population. Knowledge about stroke was assessed using a pre-tested, structured, interviewer administered questionnaire. Level of knowledge was categorised into five groups using a… CONTINUE READING