Stroke campaign in Thailand with Neurological Research Foundation under Royal Patronage

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  • สามารถ นิธินันทน์ สมาคมโรคหลอดเลือดสมองไทย
  • ดิษยา รัตนากร มูลนิธิวิจัยประสาทในพระบรมราชูปถัมภ์
  • สุรีรัตน์ สุวัชรังกูร คณะแพทยศาสตร์ รามาธิบดี
  • บุญศรี กิตติโชติพาณิชย์ มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏสวนสุนันทา
  • รุ่งนภา ป้องเกียรติชัย มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏสวนสุนันทา

Keywords:

risk factor of stroke, carotid duplex ultrasonography

Abstract

Introduction: Stroke was the leading cause of death and disability in Thailand. Knowledge and awareness of risk factors for primary prevention of stroke is the best strategy. Neurological Research Foundation under Royal Patronage in cooperate with Provincial Electricity Authority develop the program “Save your life, attention to stroke” for Provincial Electrical Authority employees and Thai. Objective: To study risk factors of stroke in Thai population. Material and Method: Cross-sectional study included Provincial Electrical Authority employees and Thai population in 5 provinces within 4 regions during 2017 with questionnaires, record blood pressure, body weight, height and carotid duplex ultrasonography to measure intima media thickness of carotid artery. Results: All participants were 1,728 cases, Provincial electricity authority employees 967 cases, Thai population 752 cases, mean age 56.8 years and 54.8 years, male 64 % and 39.7% respectively. Body mass index was 25.2, average blood pressure was 138/83 mmHg. Risk factors of stroke were snoring, dyslipidemia, alcohol drinking, hypertension, inadequate exercise, diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease and stroke. Intima media thickness more than 1 mm. were found 4-9.7% Conclusion: Risk factors of stroke in Provincial electricity authority employees were snoring, dyslipidemia, alcohol drinking, hypertension and inadequate exercise. Screening of intima media thickness was the option to assess risk of stroke

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2019-02-13

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นิธินันทน์ ส, รัตนากร ด, สุวัชรังกูร ส, กิตติโชติพาณิชย์ บ, ป้องเกียรติชัย ร. Stroke campaign in Thailand with Neurological Research Foundation under Royal Patronage. J Thai Stroke Soc [Internet]. 2019 Feb. 13 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];17(2):17-24. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jtss/article/view/172068

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