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A survey of stroke nurses’ knowledge of secondary prevention lifestyle issues
British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (2009)
  • Maggie Lawrence, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Susan Kerr, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Hazel Watson, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Jennie Jackson, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Margaret Brownlee, Glasgow Caledonian University
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.

Keywords
  • stroke prevention,
  • nursing,
  • smoking,
  • alcohol,
  • physical activity,
  • diet
Publication Date
November 1, 2009
Publisher Statement

Originally published in: British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (2009), 5 (11), pp.518-523.

Citation Information
Maggie Lawrence, Susan Kerr, Hazel Watson, Jennie Jackson, et al.. "A survey of stroke nurses’ knowledge of secondary prevention lifestyle issues" British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing Vol. 5 Iss. 11 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susan_kerr/8/