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Enfermería Global

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Abstract

SIM-SIM, Maria Margarida Santana Fialho et al. Young adult's knowledge about stroke in a Portuguese south town. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.56, pp.423-458.  Epub Dec 23, 2019. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/eglobal.18.4.356061.

Aim

To analyze the knowledge of young adults about stroke.

Method

Quantitative, cross-sectional study in a non-clinical environment. Convenience simple. Through the elementary school of Evora, parental Figures were asked to participate. Ethical aspects were respected. Self-fill questionnaire returned after one week.

Results

147 men (44.5%) participated, 183 women (55.5%), with a mean age of 42.25 years (SD = 5.00). The most commonly reported risk behavior for stroke is smoking (56.5%), followed by hypertension (28.8%) and hypercholesterolemia (28.8%). The main sources of information are television (93.2%) and friends (89.4%). In immediate witness assistance, the attitudes of the participants would be mostly incorrect. There is a gap between knowledge and the respective action.

Conclusions

there is a risk behavior, observed also among other studies, with a population of older people. The results show a lack of literacy in health. It will be urgent to develop projects that inform and exemplify the risks of behavior. The performance of the person with stroke must be taught and trained to the citizen. The dissemination of information about stroke is urgent in the region. Young adults, as educators, can intervene to reduce cases in the generation of their children.

Keywords : knowledge; stroke; risk factors; Attitude.

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