A survey of stroke nurses’ knowledge of secondary prevention lifestyle issues

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

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Abstract

Nurses have an important role to play in providing information and advice on lifestyle risk factors for recurrent stroke. However, patients report receiving little or no lifestyle information. This study aimed to explore stroke nurses' knowledge and practice in relation to the provision of secondary prevention lifestyle information following stroke. Cross-sectional survey methods were used. Participants were members of the Scottish Stroke Nurse Forum (n=97). A self-completed questionnaire was used to collect the data, with descriptive statistics summarizing the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-523
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
Volume5
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

Keywords

  • diet
  • alcohol
  • smoking
  • physical activity
  • nursing
  • stroke prevention

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