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ERIC Number: EJ1015270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Stroke-Related Knowledge, Lifestyle Behaviours and Health Beliefs in Singaporean Chinese: Implications for Health Education
Wong, Wai Pong; Yeung, Meredith; Loh, Susan; Lee, Mina; Ghazali, F.; Chan, C. J.; Feng, S.; Liew, Y. V.; Seah, P. F.; Wee, J.; Wang, J.; Huang, X.; Dean, Elizabeth
Health Education Journal, v72 n4 p386-397 Jul 2013
Objective: The objective of the present study was to describe stroke-related knowledge (risk factors, warning signs and emergency response), lifestyle behaviours and health beliefs among Singaporean Chinese, and to identify any factors associated with such knowledge, behaviours and beliefs. Design: This was a cross-sectional study design employing a non-probability sampling method. Setting: Participants were recruited from the community. Method: Singaporean Chinese aged 40-74 years completed an interviewer-administered questionnaire seeking demographic information, knowledge of stroke risk factors, warning signs and emergency response, lifestyle behaviours such as physical activity participation and dietary habits, and health beliefs. Results: A total of 411 questionnaires (42% men, average age 52.4 years plus or minus 7.3) were analyzed. Most respondents were able to identify at least one correct risk factor and warning sign (88% and 78% respectively). But only 38% stated the correct emergency response. Mass media was the main source of their knowledge. Most respondents reported healthy lifestyle and have positive health beliefs, many of which were associated with age, gender, education, income, religion and whether having relatives suffering from a chronic illness. Conclusion: In conclusion, this survey identified areas for health education programmes to improve stroke-related knowledge and lifestyle behaviour change in different target groups. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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