Stroke warning campaigns: delivering better patient outcomes? A systematic review

Lisa Mellon 
Frank Doyle 1
Daniela Rohde1
David Williams2
Anne Hickey1
1 – Department of Psychology, RoyalCollege of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin,Ireland;
2 – Department of Geriatric andStroke Medicine, Royal College ofSurgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Patient delay in presenting to hospital with stroke symptoms remains one of the major barriers to thrombolysis treatment, leading to its suboptimal use internationally. Educationalinterventions such as mass media campaigns and community initiatives aim to reduce patientdelays by promoting the signs and symptoms of a stroke, but no consistent evidence exists toshow that such interventions result in appropriate behavioral responses to stroke symptoms. OPEN ACCESS FULL TEXT HERE

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