We sought to identify the type and frequency of questions asked about stroke by patients, relatives, and caregivers.
All stroke-related inquiries made to Stroke Association Advice Centers in the United Kingdom during a 4-month period were recorded.
During the study period, 1,397 people asked 1,908 questions. Nearly one quarter needed more information about the nature of stroke. The other most common inquiries concerned help at home (with many expressing concern about their current level of community support), requests for information about stroke clubs, speech difficulties, rehabilitation, personality changes, and depression.
Knowledge of the questions asked should enable health professionals to provide better information to stroke victims and allow modification of stroke information pamphlets.
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