Empirical Study of Prevalence of Stroke in Rural Sindh
To assess risk factors, causes, problems in treatment and increase in stroke patients an observational study was conducted among the patients of stroke of taluka Khairpur Nathan Shah and Mehar, district Dadu. Data of 6 years annually reported cases of stroke patients was collected from Chandka Medical College Hospital Larkana. Data was analyzed to find out the growth rate of stroke patients. 80% Patients presented with Ischemic stroke and 20% presented with haemorrhagic Stroke. A large number of respondents were unaware about risk factors of stroke, such that hypertension is main cause of stroke. More than 50% patients rely only upon homeopathic or herbal medicine. Extreme number of respondents refused the statement that treatment facilities are available at nearest taluka or district hospitals. Peoples have need of treatment facilities and awareness about risk factors and complications of stroke. By exponential regression method it was analyzed that number of stroke patients is increased by 100% in year from 2010 to 2015.
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