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Short Communication - Journal of Brain and Neurology (2020) Volume 3, Issue 3

Does Socioeconomic Position Affect Awareness of the Warning Signs and Knowledge of Risk Factors of Stroke in Europe? A Systematic Literature Review

Background: Stroke is a significant global health problem. People of a lower socioeconomic position (SEP) are particularly at risk of having a stroke. Aims: This systematic review aims to discover whether there is a difference in the knowledge of stroke risk factors and awareness of stroke warning signs with regards to SEP in Europe. Methods: MEDLINE, Web of Science, Embase, PsycINFO and CINAHL were searched for articles looking at knowledge of risk factors and/or awareness of warning signs of stroke, with results broken down by SEP. A title and abstract screen, and, if appropriate, a full text screen, of these results was carried out, as well screening reference lists of included studies. Only studies in the English language and those based in Europe were included.


Author(s): Katie Stack

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