Validation of the Los Angeles Pre-Hospital Stroke Screen (LAPSS) in a Chinese Urban Emergency Medical Service Population

@inproceedings{Chen2013ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the Los Angeles Pre-Hospital Stroke Screen (LAPSS) in a Chinese Urban Emergency Medical Service Population},
  author={Shengyun Chen and Haixin Sun and Yanni Lei and Ding Shan Gao and Yan Wang and Yongjun Wang and Yong Zhou and A Wang and Wenzhi Wang and Xingquan Zhao},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Early and accurate diagnosis of stroke by emergency medical service (EMS) paramedics is critical for reducing pre-hospital delays. The Los Angeles pre-hospital stroke screen (LAPSS) has been widely used as a validated screening tool for early identifying stroke patients by EMS paramedics. However, validation of LAPSS has never been performed in Chinese stroke population. This study is aimed to verify the LAPSS for early identifying stroke patients in a Chinese urban EMS… CONTINUE READING