About the strokecarer.com

Intro:

Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability in the world. As much as 70 percent of stroke events are estimated to occur in low-middle income countries. Alarmingly, during the past four decades, the stroke incidence doubled in those countries while it halved in high-income countries.1

Stroke affects the whole family. Carers – spouse, sons, daughters, and all other loved ones – are forced to change their dreams, plans, and the lifestyle perhaps forever. It drastically reduces their income and disrupts the family harmony. They need to hire formally trained caregivers and some governments support them to a certain extent. 

Despite the remarkable improvement of stroke mortality and morbidity in high-income countries like Canada and the US, translating research evidence, guidelines, and expert recommendations into practice has been very slow and substandard in those countries.

No adequate information exists about knowledge translation into practice in low-middle income countries.

Mission:

To contribute everyone’s efforts in reducing the global burden of stroke through facilitating knowledge, technology, and resource transfer and exchange

This website is striving to become a useful resource for stroke carers – the general public, family caregivers, health professionals, researchers, and policymakers in their efforts of reducing stroke burden.

This project operates as a not-for-profit business venture. However, it may act as a platform to share services and goods that are useful to improve the quality of life of carers and those living with a stroke.

Disclaimers 

By entering this platform, you agree not to use this website as a medical advice site to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the blog. Under no circumstances shall this blog or any contributors to the blog be responsible for damages arising from the use of the blog. Furthermore, this blog should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing a “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.

We hope the conversations that take place here will be educational, thought-provoking, and constructive. To ensure discussion quality, we will review all comments and may edit them for clarity, length, and relevance. Comments that are overly promotional, mean-spirited, or off-topic may be deleted. Also, comments made on this blog are considered to be public comments and may be used in other online or print media in the future.

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References

  1. Johnson, W., Onuma, O., Owolabi, M. & Sachdev, S. Stroke: a global response is needed. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 94, 634–634A, https://doi.org/10.2471/BLT.16.181636 (2016).