Dr. Rikesh Shrestha, Dr. Prem Kumar B.N.
Abstract: PURPOSE: To know the existing knowledge of the stroke patients caregivers regarding basic stroke care and early rehabilitation in order to design appropriate intervention programs and to enhance stroke care and outcome. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In this study, 105 caregivers were recruited from KIMSH, Bangalore. The caregivers were asked to answer the question regarding stroke. The answers were recorded to assess the caregivers knowledge about stroke, stroke care and importance of early rehabilitation. All the collected data were analyzed using SPSS 18.0. RESULTS: Respondents were asked the questions and each correct response was given 1 score and wrong answer 0 score. The level of awareness was then classified into 3 categories: high level (more than 75 %), average level (50-75 %) and low level (
Keywords: Stroke, stroke care givers, stroke care awareness, early rehabilitation, disability