Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 9

Stroke Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Enugu North Populace

Nwanama Emmanuel Kenechukwu1, Ibenyenwa, John Chinaza2

1Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Edo State University, Edo State, Nigeria
2Department of Public Health, Peaceland College of Health Sciences and Technology, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Nwanama Emmanuel Kenechukwu, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Edo State University, Edo State, Nigeria.

Received: July 08, 2023; Published: August 17, 2023

Abstract

Background: Stroke is a neurological condition prevalently causing mortality in Nigeria. A thorough understanding of stroke is essential for effective treatment and the reduction of its aftereffects. This study assesses the fundamental knowledge of stroke and its symptoms, the common practices in relation to stroke risk factors, treatment option and the validity of the information sources as regards stroke amongst the population of Enugu North.

Methods: This study was conducted at Enugu North local government area, Enugu state, Nigeria. A community-based physical questionnaire survey was deployed as the primary source of data. Statistical analysis was done on SPSS software version 22.

Results: 463 met inclusion criteria, 232 were male, most of the respondents had tertiary education, age range of the participants were between 11-80 years. The most common risk factors for stroke identified by respondents were hypertension (71.1%) than spirituality (14.0%), most respondents (48.2%) still believed that traditional medicinal healers could treat stroke. There were no statistically significant differences between respondents’ knowledge, attitude and practice with their sources of information.

Conclusion: It is possible to promote the level of the population’s knowledge, attitude and practice towards stroke by the use of public media, school education, and a campaign on stroke. Therefore, this health educational programs and behavior-changing strategies to urban and rural areas is essential to increase stroke patients and general public awareness about stroke prevention and other health-related concerns.

Keywords: Stroke, neurology, knowledge, attitude, practice, disability

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Citation

Citation: Nwanama Emmanuel Kenechukwu., et al. “Stroke Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Enugu North Populace". Acta Scientific Neurology 6.9 (2023): 14-20.

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Copyright: © 2023 Nwanama Emmanuel Kenechukwu., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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