Development of a Stroke Education Program for Women in a Rural Primary Care Clinic
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Strokes affect both men and women, but more women die from strokes compared to men. Women have risk factors that are unique to them, about which many women are unaware. The purpose of this project was to create a simple, comprehensive educational program to educate women in a rural primary care clinic regarding stroke information and prevention strategies that is easily accessible online. Evidenced based, stroke education was provided to female patients in a family practice clinic in rural Iowa. Following the education, women were referred to materials provided by the American Heart Association via the American Heart Association website so they could access the information at home. Elements of the program development are included so others can replicate it in their communities.
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