Awareness of Various Forms of Treatment Approaches in Stroke amongst Rural Population
Keywords:stroke, awareness, treatment approaches.
Background: Stroke is one of the leading cause for mortality and disability. As a medical emergency,
timely and appropriate treatment is necessary to save the life and disabilities in patients. Based on the
impairments and clinical outcomes of the disease its awareness on knowledge about the condition and
treatment approaches should be done especially in rural population.
Objectives: 1. To study awareness about stroke 2. To study awareness of various forms of treatment
approaches in stroke amongst rural population
Material and Method: It is a questionnaire-based survey. 100 subjects participated in the survey. The
questionnaire was based on the awareness of treatment approaches. subjects with age 20 and above were
included in this study. After the reception of responses, data was analyzed with help of appropriate statistical
Results: Out of all respondents, 53% was female population and 47% was male population. Out of which
48 % of female population was aware about stroke and 5% females was unaware. 43% of male populations
was aware about stroke and 4%of male population was unaware. The treatment approaches preferred were
Medicine and physiotherapy.
Conclusion: In rural population, people are well aware about stroke but are less aware about various
treatment approaches used.