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Contrasting impact of fast-test public education on behaviour after tia and minor stroke versus major stroke: a population-based study.
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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2013 Nov; 84(11):e2
Authors: Frank J Wolters, Nicola Lm Paul, Arvind Chandratheva, Linxin Li, Peter M Rothwell
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
Fast medical assessment is essential after TIA and stroke. Several countries have had out public education campaigns to increase symptom recognition and reduce delays in seeking medical attention. However, since campaigns tend to focus on symptoms and signs of major stroke, individuals with TIA or minor stroke might be falsely reassured.
PMID: 24109021 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]