Meeting the needs of the community: A project to prevent stroke in Hispanics

Sylvia A Duraski*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Hispanic population is the fastest growing minority population in the United States. Little research has been done to address the stroke risk in the Hispanic population that has a higher prevalence of diabetes, alcohol use, and physical inactivity. To change behavior and decrease the risk of stroke, a comprehensive program that combines education, risk identification, and follow-up is needed. The purpose of this article is to identify the increased risk factors of stroke in the Hispanic population, identify the barriers to health care, and outline the development of a stroke education and screening program for Hispanics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-56
Number of pages11
JournalTopics in stroke rehabilitation
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

Keywords

  • Education
  • Hispanics
  • Risk factors
  • Screening
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Community and Home Care
  • Clinical Neurology

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