UC Researchers Find Most People Can't Identify Stroke Symptoms
Cincinnati—A new study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine found most people can barely identify even one
symptom of stroke. The study appears in the April 22, 1998, issue
of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
The study, led by Arthur Pancioli, MD, and Joseph Broderick, MD, of the
UC College of Medicine, and sponsored by the National Institute of
Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), also shows people most
likely to suffer a stroke—those over 75 years old—are the least likely
to know the symptoms of stroke and whether they are at risk for having
a stroke. Stroke is the number one cause of adult disability and
the third-leading cause of death in this country.
An interview with Pancioli regarding this study will air on tonight’s
NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw, 6:30 p.m., Eastern Time, on WLWT
Channel 5 in Greater Cincinnati.
Pancioli is assistant professor of emergency medicine and Broderick is
professor of neurology at the University of Cincinnati College of
Medicine. They are also members of The Neuroscience Institute, a
regional neuroscience center of excellence being developed by The
University Hospital in Cincinnati and its neuroscience physicians. The
institute is dedicated to the advancement of leading-edge research,
continuing medical education, and superior clinical outcomes for all
areas of neuroscience. This center of excellence will be formally
introduced in early May.