The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of stroke survivors in a health district population aged 55 years and over.
Design This was a point prevalence study using two-stage postal questionnaires sent to an age stratified random sample of the population.
A district health authority in northern England with a resident population of 723 000.
Altogether 18 827 residents aged 55 years or over.
Prevalence was found to increase with age and, apart from the very elderly, males had a higher prevalence than females.
Overall prevalence was found to be 46.8/1000 (95% CI 42.5,51.6). 23% of respondents reported full recovery from stroke.
Cognitive impairments (33%), problems with lower limbs (33% for right leg ; 27% for left leg) and speech difficulties (27%) were the most common residual impairments.
Current guidelines to purchasers on the provision of services to those who have had a stroke may underestimate prevalence rates by as much as 50%. This could lead to a shortfall in provision of services designed to support people in the months and years following their stroke.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Autoévaluation, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Nord, Age, Sexe, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Self evaluation, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, North, Age, Sex, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Cote : 96-0233475
Code Inist : 002B17C. Création : 199608.