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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155657
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Phase I Design and Pilot of a Stroke Risk Assessment Tool
Abstract:
Phase I Design and Pilot of a Stroke Risk Assessment Tool
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Bahouth, Mona N., MSN, CRNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Maryland Medical Center
Title:Nurse Practitioner, Director of Clinical Programs and Research
Co-Authors:Marian P. LaMonte, MD, MSN
Objectives: To design and pilot test a stroke risk assessment tool that (a) classifies individual stroke risk profiles, (b) provides follow-up recommendations based on risk, (c) provides education regarding the warning symptoms of stroke and (d) is practical for use in various settings. Background: Stroke prevention strategies may reduce the incidence of stroke within at risk populations. Stroke risk assessment is one way to identify such populations. Design: We developed our stroke risk assessment tool based on stroke risk factors indentified in epidemiological studies, specifically relative risk profiles from the Framingham Heart Study. Blood pressure management recommendations are based on JNCVI guidelines. Self report of risk factors combined with clinical findings of blood pressure and pulse are used to determine an individual's risk category. Side A of the tool is for data collection, risk categorization, and individual recommendations. Side B delineates stroke arning signs, emergency instructions, and lifestyle modification suggestions. The tool was pilot tested by nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and physicians who administered it to urban health fair participants. Results: 495 stroke assessments were completed. Time trials revealed the mean time for completion, including education, regarding the warning signs for stroke was 2.5 minutes + 30 seconds. Early pilot testing identified the need for further clarification of criteria within the moderate risk category. 44% of the participants were >55 years; 76% African American, 24% Caucasian; 63% female and 36% male. Risk classification data reveals the majority of the participants carrying moderate stroke risks. Conclusions: We developed a stroke risk assessment tool which stratifies stroke risk and provides specific recommendations based on stroke risk category. Unlike other risk assessment tools, it provides an educational interaction between administrator and participant for emergency response to stroke symptoms, and prevention strategies. Phase II testing for validity and reliability is underway.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePhase I Design and Pilot of a Stroke Risk Assessment Toolen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155657-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Phase I Design and Pilot of a Stroke Risk Assessment Tool</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bahouth, Mona N., MSN, CRNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Maryland Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Practitioner, Director of Clinical Programs and Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mbahouth@umm.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marian P. LaMonte, MD, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: To design and pilot test a stroke risk assessment tool that (a) classifies individual stroke risk profiles, (b) provides follow-up recommendations based on risk, (c) provides education regarding the warning symptoms of stroke and (d) is practical for use in various settings. Background: Stroke prevention strategies may reduce the incidence of stroke within at risk populations. Stroke risk assessment is one way to identify such populations. Design: We developed our stroke risk assessment tool based on stroke risk factors indentified in epidemiological studies, specifically relative risk profiles from the Framingham Heart Study. Blood pressure management recommendations are based on JNCVI guidelines. Self report of risk factors combined with clinical findings of blood pressure and pulse are used to determine an individual's risk category. Side A of the tool is for data collection, risk categorization, and individual recommendations. Side B delineates stroke arning signs, emergency instructions, and lifestyle modification suggestions. The tool was pilot tested by nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and physicians who administered it to urban health fair participants. Results: 495 stroke assessments were completed. Time trials revealed the mean time for completion, including education, regarding the warning signs for stroke was 2.5 minutes + 30 seconds. Early pilot testing identified the need for further clarification of criteria within the moderate risk category. 44% of the participants were &gt;55 years; 76% African American, 24% Caucasian; 63% female and 36% male. Risk classification data reveals the majority of the participants carrying moderate stroke risks. Conclusions: We developed a stroke risk assessment tool which stratifies stroke risk and provides specific recommendations based on stroke risk category. Unlike other risk assessment tools, it provides an educational interaction between administrator and participant for emergency response to stroke symptoms, and prevention strategies. Phase II testing for validity and reliability is underway.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:03:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:03:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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