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Secondary stroke prevention through patient education intervention on lifestyle risk factors: a review

Sowtali, Siti Noorkhairina and Harith, Sakinah and Mohamed, Che Rabiaah (2013) Secondary stroke prevention through patient education intervention on lifestyle risk factors: a review. Health and the Environment Journal, 4 (2). pp. 127-151. ISSN 2180-1126

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Stroke ranks top five causes of mortality in Malaysia with the rate of 8.3/100,000 population. Stroke are characterised by acute neurological deficits and mostly associated with vascular causes. Risk factors which contribute towards 90% of overall stroke are hypertension, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol intake, psychosocial stress, atria fibrillation, smoking, high cholesterol and diabetes. Thus, appropriate secondary stroke prevention is required in modifying these risk factors via educational intervention. The aim of this article is to provide a review of literature pertaining to the risk factors associated with stroke highlighting the lifestyle risk factors. Furthermore, this review will also discuss upon the importance of systematic patient education process and applying health promotion theories in lifestyle intervention. Various educational techniques nurses and other healthcare professional can adopt to address lifestyle behavioural changes following stroke will be discussed briefly in this paper.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7522/57140
Uncontrolled Keywords: stroke, risk factors, secondary prevention, patient education, lifestyle intervention
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Professional Nursing Studies
Depositing User: Miss Siti Noorkhairina Sowtali
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 11:24
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 10:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57140

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