A summary of the guidance relating to four lifestyle risk factors for recurrent stroke: tobacco use, alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity

Maggie Lawrence, Susan Kerr, Hazel Watson, Jennie Jackson, Margaret Brownlee

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Stroke is a major cause of mortality, disability and family disruption; yet prevalence continues to rise despite advances in prevention and treatment. Many risk factors for stroke are modifi able, including life style behaviours, i.e. tobacco and alcohol use, diet and physical activity. Patterns that infl uence lifestyle behaviour are believed to be embedded in family life. Primary and secondary prevention of stroke are important health promotion issues. The objective of this study was to summarize government recommendations and contemporary evidence-based guidelines regarding four lifestyle risk factors for recurrent stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-476
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009



  • lifestyle risk factors
  • tobacco use
  • diet
  • smoking
  • healthy eating
  • alcohol consumption
  • exercise
  • evidence based guidelines
  • secondary prevention of stroke
  • physical activity
  • recurrent stroke

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