Knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors among Korean Immigrants in the United States

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160914
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Presentation
Title:
Knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors among Korean Immigrants in the United States
Abstract:
Knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors among Korean Immigrants in the United States
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Zerwic, Julie, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Medical-Surgical Nursing, 845 S. Damen Ave (m/c 802), Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312 996-8431
Co-Authors:Seon Y. Hwang, PhD, RN, Post Doctoral Fellow
Background: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death in Korea. Korean Americans as a group are increasing in the United States. Knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors in a general public sample of Korean immigrants is not known. Purpose: This study assessed the knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors in a convenience sample of Korean immigrants. Method: A total of 119 Korean immigrants in a Midwestern metropolitan area were recruited through Korean churches and markets. The Stroke Recognition Questionnaire was completed. Because the responses of stroke risk factors showed non-normal distribution, latent clustering was used. Results: Cluster analysis of the risk factors and symptoms showed that there were two groups in each analysis. Subjects in cluster 1 had higher knowledge of stroke symptoms and stroke risk factors, but lower knowledge of non-stroke symptoms and non-stroke risk factors. Chi square analysis showed that subjects who were in cluster 1 for stroke symptoms were significantly younger, had higher levels of education, were more likely to be married, had higher income, had normal BMI, and were less likely to be hypertensive, and had been in the U.S. for a longer time. Subjects who were in cluster 1 for risk factors had higher levels of education, were more likely to be married, had normal BMI, and were less likely to be hypertensive. Conclusion: Korean immigrants' knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors ranged from very low to moderate. We found lower knowledge among people who are older adults and/or who have hypertension, which is a particular concern because such individuals are at highest risk for stroke.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKnowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors among Korean Immigrants in the United Statesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160914-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors among Korean Immigrants in the United States</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Zerwic, Julie, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Medical-Surgical Nursing, 845 S. Damen Ave (m/c 802), Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312 996-8431</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">juljohns@uic.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Seon Y. Hwang, PhD, RN, Post Doctoral Fellow</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death in Korea. Korean Americans as a group are increasing in the United States. Knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors in a general public sample of Korean immigrants is not known. Purpose: This study assessed the knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors in a convenience sample of Korean immigrants. Method: A total of 119 Korean immigrants in a Midwestern metropolitan area were recruited through Korean churches and markets. The Stroke Recognition Questionnaire was completed. Because the responses of stroke risk factors showed non-normal distribution, latent clustering was used. Results: Cluster analysis of the risk factors and symptoms showed that there were two groups in each analysis. Subjects in cluster 1 had higher knowledge of stroke symptoms and stroke risk factors, but lower knowledge of non-stroke symptoms and non-stroke risk factors. Chi square analysis showed that subjects who were in cluster 1 for stroke symptoms were significantly younger, had higher levels of education, were more likely to be married, had higher income, had normal BMI, and were less likely to be hypertensive, and had been in the U.S. for a longer time. Subjects who were in cluster 1 for risk factors had higher levels of education, were more likely to be married, had normal BMI, and were less likely to be hypertensive. Conclusion: Korean immigrants' knowledge of stroke symptoms and risk factors ranged from very low to moderate. We found lower knowledge among people who are older adults and/or who have hypertension, which is a particular concern because such individuals are at highest risk for stroke.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:12:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:12:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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