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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF STROKE AND PATHWAYS TO HEALTHCARE ADOPTED BY NIGERIAN STROKE SURVIVORS

Caleb Ademola Gbiri, Olawale Ayinla Olajide, Nwabuogochukwu Justina Obi.

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Abstract
Aim: To investigate associations between knowledge and belief stroke and pathways to healthcare adopted by Nigerian stroke survivors.
Method: This study involved 150 stroke survivors receiving care in secondary and tertiary health institutions in Lagos, Nigeria. All patients consented and their information was captured using validated key informal interview guide. The information was analyzed qualitatively. The data were summarized using descriptive statistics and analysed using Chi-square (p<0.05).
Results: Of the 150 patients interviewed, 143 (95.33%) responses were valid for analysis. Sixty-four (44.8%) said the symptoms of stroke is weakness or paralysis, 1and 7 said chest pain, dizziness/slurred speech respectively while 38 had no knowledge. Thirty-nine (27.3%) said stroke is caused by high blood pressure while 20, 22, 5 and 5 said excessive thinking, stress, hereditary and spiritual attack respectively while 32 had no clue. At stroke onset, 5(3.5%) went to patent medicine stores for treatment while 27 and 111 went to traditional/religious healers and orthodox hospitals respectively. There was significant association between their knowledge and belief and choice of healthcare. There was significant association between religion belief, cultural belief, education and income and choice of healthcare.
CONCLUSION: Nigeria stroke survivors had poor knowledge of stroke; some believed stroke is a spiritual attack and went to alternative healthcare for treatment. Private hospitals are mostly patronized for stroke treatment among Nigerian. There is significant association between knowledge and belief and choice of healthcare among Nigeria stroke survivors. There is significant association between religion and culture beliefs, education and income and choice of healthcare among them.

Key words: Stroke survivors, knowledge, belief, healthcare, pathways, services


 
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Gbiri CA, Olajide OA, Obi NJ. ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF STROKE AND PATHWAYS TO HEALTHCARE ADOPTED BY NIGERIAN STROKE SURVIVORS. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2015; 4(1): 35-42. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000046


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Gbiri CA, Olajide OA, Obi NJ. ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF STROKE AND PATHWAYS TO HEALTHCARE ADOPTED BY NIGERIAN STROKE SURVIVORS. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2015; 4(1): 35-42. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000046



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Gbiri CA, Olajide OA, Obi NJ. ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF STROKE AND PATHWAYS TO HEALTHCARE ADOPTED BY NIGERIAN STROKE SURVIVORS. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. (2015), [cited December 16, 2017]; 4(1): 35-42. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000046



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Gbiri, C. A., Olajide, O. A. & Obi, N. J. (2015) ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF STROKE AND PATHWAYS TO HEALTHCARE ADOPTED BY NIGERIAN STROKE SURVIVORS. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 4 (1), 35-42. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000046



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Gbiri, Caleb Ademola, Olawale Ayinla Olajide, and Nwabuogochukwu Justina Obi. 2015. ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF STROKE AND PATHWAYS TO HEALTHCARE ADOPTED BY NIGERIAN STROKE SURVIVORS. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 4 (1), 35-42. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000046



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Gbiri, Caleb Ademola, Olawale Ayinla Olajide, and Nwabuogochukwu Justina Obi. "ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF STROKE AND PATHWAYS TO HEALTHCARE ADOPTED BY NIGERIAN STROKE SURVIVORS." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 4 (2015), 35-42. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000046



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Gbiri, Caleb Ademola, Olawale Ayinla Olajide, and Nwabuogochukwu Justina Obi. "ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF STROKE AND PATHWAYS TO HEALTHCARE ADOPTED BY NIGERIAN STROKE SURVIVORS." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 4.1 (2015), 35-42. Print. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000046



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Gbiri, C. A., Olajide, O. A. & Obi, N. J. (2015) ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF STROKE AND PATHWAYS TO HEALTHCARE ADOPTED BY NIGERIAN STROKE SURVIVORS. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 4 (1), 35-42. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000046








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