Margaret A.Winker, MDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorsIndividualAuthor
In Reply: In our study, individuals
whose age, race, and sex matched the population of patients with acute
stroke in our region had a striking lack of knowledge of stroke warning
signs and potential risk factors.
We have reported a similar lack of knowledge among stroke
patients.1 In that study, of the 125 patients with stroke
who had documented times of symptom onset, there was no significant
difference in hospital arrival within 3 hours between those who knew a
sign, symptom, or risk factor of stroke and those who did not.
Pancioli AM, Broderick J, Kothari R, Brott T, Tuchfarber A, Miller R, Khoury J, Jauch E. Reducing Treatment Delay and Improving Diagnostic Accuracy for Patients With Acute Stroke—Reply. JAMA. 1999;281(1):31-34. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-1-jbk0106