Navigation Links
High-risk stroke patients more likely to get follow-up care after motivational talk
Date:8/4/2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Even though many Americans learn through community health screenings that they are at high risk for having a stroke, they rarely follow-up with their doctor for care.

But a new University of Michigan study shows high-risk stroke patients are twice as likely to get follow-up care from a primary care doctor if they receive a pep talk over the telephone.

"It is unfortunate that these high-risk patients often have a lower rate of follow-up with their primary care physicians," says Rajesh Balkrishnan, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health at the U-M. "They should not ignore their results and seek medical help."

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. But controlling high blood pressure and high cholesterol helps reduce the chance of fatty deposits building up in the arteries that can lead to a stroke.

The U-M study, published in the July-August issue of the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, tested the effectiveness of telephone interventions with those who had two or more stroke risk factors.

More than 200 people participated in the study. All participants lived in North Carolina, a state in the 'stroke belt,' the southeastern region of the country with the nation's highest incidence of stroke.

They received either standard information on strokes, such as risk factors, or a telephone call -- a brief intervention known as the Health Belief Model which offers specific health advice and discusses barriers to seeing a primary care physician.

"Patients who had the telephone intervention were twice as likely to visit their primary care physician and discuss stroke screening results," says Balkrishnan. "Telephone interviewers worked with these patients and reinforced the need for stroke care with a primary care doctor," he says.

These patients also modified their diet a
'/>"/>

Contact: Imran Hyder
imranh@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UT researcher receives $2.4 million to research obesity, high-risk pregnancy
2. Combined mammography and breast MRI useful for some high-risk women
3. Mammogram Plus MRI Seems Cost-Effective in High-Risk Women
4. Mammogram Plus MRI Cost-Effective in High-Risk Women
5. New heart valve replacement technologies offer hope for high-risk patients
6. Drug reduces risk of prostate cancer diagnosis in high-risk men
7. Selecting high-risk patients for heart screening
8. Indeterminate breast lesions found in high-risk patients should be evaluated aggressively to exclude malignancy
9. Surveillance colonoscopy should be targeted to high-risk patients
10. School-Based Efforts May Help Curb Obesity in High-Risk Kids
11. High-risk prostate cancer associated with significantly lower bone mineral content loss
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... revitalized and expanded through a U.S.-funded effort that ... access and providing cutting-edge skills labs and other ... by participants of the $130 million Medical Education ... progress being made at the African institutions. Their ... by the journal Academic Medicine . Begun ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 ... least 2,000 Americans die from extreme heat or cold, floods ... stroke or sun stroke caused nearly one-third of more than ... the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cold ... -- accounted for 63 percent of those weather-related deaths. The ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... SF Cable, distributor of the highest quality cables, ... internet with guaranteed customer satisfaction announces the availability of ... These lightning cords are MFI certified to meet Apple ... Cable Lightning to USB Cables feature the ... and syncing. Compatible with the iPhone 5S/5C/5 plus iPad ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Visitors to our region ... $8,500 to ensure its protection. Bob Kiesendahl, one of ... to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for donations collected through ... $2-per-stay donations add up fast, as visitors welcome the ... Delaware River Region. , The Kiesendahl family has owned ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... DRE Medical — a leading medical equipment ... its Medical Trade Shows & Conventions Calendar Schedule ... equipment vendors. , The calendar is a continually-updating guide ... States and around the world. Hundreds of entries are ... always growing. , Information listed on each trade show ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Journal supplement details progress in African medical education 2Health News:Journal supplement details progress in African medical education 3Health News: Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC 2Health News: Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC 3Health News:SF Cable Delivers Certified Lightning Cable in Multiple Sizes and Colors 2Health News:Pocono Mountain Resort Guests Contribute Over $8500 to Protect Land in 6 Short Months 2Health News:DRE Launches Online Interactive Medical Trade Show Calendar 2
... Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG ), the parent company of the Ensign™ ... that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of ... April 30, 2010 to shareholders of record as of March 31, ... ...
... March 15 Centocor Ortho Biotech Products has informed PharmaMar SA (Grupo Zeltia, ... have approved Yondelis(R) for advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS) in adults. Furthermore, the authorities ... ovarian cancer (ROC). Yondelis is already approved for STS in Paraguay and ... ...
... Spotlighting the importance of oral health care for expectant mothers, the California Dental Association (CDA) Foundation has released new guidelines designed to emphasize the safety of dental treatment during ... ... ... ...
... at the University of Minnesota Medical School have discovered ... the hearts of Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients a ... children. The chemical, which Medical School scientists have termed ... heart muscle. When injected into the bloodstream, the molecular ...
... aspects of March Madness, offer tips to temper drawbacks , ... , , ... ... CHICAGO , March 15 ...
... ON , March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Nuvo Research ... the research and development of drug products that are delivered ... drug delivery technologies, and on the development of its immune ... the first patient in its European Phase 2 clinical trial ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Ensign Group Declares Quarterly Dividend 2Health News:Yondelis(R) Receives Five New Approvals Outside the European Economic Area 2Health News:Yondelis(R) Receives Five New Approvals Outside the European Economic Area 3Health News:Yondelis(R) Receives Five New Approvals Outside the European Economic Area 4Health News:California Dental Association Foundation Releases New Oral Health Guidelines for Pregnant Women 2Health News:California Dental Association Foundation Releases New Oral Health Guidelines for Pregnant Women 3Health News:California Dental Association Foundation Releases New Oral Health Guidelines for Pregnant Women 4Health News:Researchers discover chemical that may protect hearts of muscular dystrophy patients 2Health News:Experts Say It's Not So Bad to Go a Little Mad 2Health News:Experts Say It's Not So Bad to Go a Little Mad 3Health News:Experts Say It's Not So Bad to Go a Little Mad 4Health News:Nuvo Research enrolls first patient in Phase 2 WF10 allergic rhinitis trial 2Health News:Nuvo Research enrolls first patient in Phase 2 WF10 allergic rhinitis trial 3Health News:Nuvo Research enrolls first patient in Phase 2 WF10 allergic rhinitis trial 4Health News:Nuvo Research enrolls first patient in Phase 2 WF10 allergic rhinitis trial 5
(Date:7/30/2014)... , July 30, 2014  El Camino Hospital, a ... care, is utilizing the Leaf Patient Monitoring system to ... and movement of patients susceptible to bed sores. ... month-long, 138-patient study of the system, which showed dramatic ... Turning patients regularly is the one of the most ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014  InnoPharma, Inc. today announced the ... generic equivalent of Zyprexa® injection), in Canada.  Olanzapine is ... behaviors in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar I mania. ... drug, InnoPharma has entered into an agreement with Sandoz ... will make, use, sell, market and distribute Olanzapine Injection ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... treatments for non-invasive and minimally invasive applications, today announced that ... Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Timothy W. Baker ... Baker, 53, will continue to serve as CFO and will ... who remains Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:El Camino Hospital Utilizes Cutting-Edge Leaf Patient Monitor System to Help Reduce Risk of Pressure Ulcers 2El Camino Hospital Utilizes Cutting-Edge Leaf Patient Monitor System to Help Reduce Risk of Pressure Ulcers 3InnoPharma Announces Launch of Olanzapine for Injection, 10mg/vial in Canada 2Cynosure Appoints Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Timothy W. Baker as President 2
1.0 mm diameter head, 0.75 mm deep bite....
Target illumination for day and night testing. Glare luminance distance. The Optec 3500 remote control offers flexible positioning during test administration. Each vision tester includes 12 tests sli...
Stainless steel flexible ruler. graduated in 1/32 inches (.8 mm) fractions, as well as mm graduations....
Colorado Microneedles offer the surgeon precision in cutting and coagulation, without the expense and inconvenience of a laser. The needles may also be used for dissecting large areas such as the sca...
Medicine Products: