Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: March | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 1-7
Stroke Registry - A Tool for Establishment of Stroke Unit in a Tertiary Care Hospital, India
Sonia Puri1, Anupama Dhiman2, Naveen Krishan Goel3, Ram Singh3, Ravleen Bakshi2
1Associate Professor, 2Demonstrator, 3Professor & Head,
Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh.
Corresponding Author: Anupama Dhiman
Background and purpose: Stroke registry data is lacking in India. This study was conceptualized to have a data of stroke cases, which in turn could be utilized for establishment along with up gradation of therapeutic along with rehabilitative services for stroke cases.
Material and Methods: The study was done in Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh over the period of one year. In total, 198 stroke cases visited during study period and all cases were included in the study after taking consent from patient or family member.
Results: Females outnumbered males. Hypertension followed by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was the main risk factors. Among the modifiable risk factors, smoking (51.5%), obesity (29.8%) dominated the list.
Conclusion: In India, stroke is a major health problem and needs urgent attention of its policy makers. The due attention can be paid to stroke if we have the database of stroke cases in our country. And by stroke registry epidemiologic, etiologic and clinical data of all cases can be collected.
Key words: stroke registry, risk factors, India.