The Lisbeth Hockey Community Nursing Research Training Fellowship 2008: Final report to the Queens Nursing Institute Scotland

Maggie Lawrence, Susan Kerr, Caroline McVey, Dorothy Ferguson

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Abstract

Stroke is the most common cause of adult disability in the UK; the incidence is
particularly high in Scotland, with more than 12,000 new cases per year. Stroke
recurs in approximately 25% of patients and may result in death or an increased risk of disability or institutionalisation. Stroke is associated with a disadvantaged socioeconomic rofile and lifestyle behaviours which include smoking, unhealthy diet, excessive alcohol consumption and lack of exercise. Crucially, these factors are menable to change by means of pharmacotherapy and/or the delivery of lifestyle interventions. While the provision of lifestyle interventions has the potential to improve health outcomes and reduce the extension of disability, there is currently a dearth of research in this area.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGlasgow Caledonian University
Commissioning bodyQueens Nursing Institute for Scotland
Number of pages95
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • stroke
  • secondary prevention

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