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USE OF A STROKE JOURNEY MAP AS AN EDUCATION TOOL IN THE ACUTE STROKE UNIT

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11th World Stroke Congress

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Introduction Education plays an essential part in stroke recovery and prevention. Literature shows that an electronic health education platform is useful for information dissemination. A stroke journey map software was conceptualized with the aim of delivering a structured and consistent education among stroke patients. Methods The study was conducted among 33 inpatient ischemic stroke patients, who were cognitively intact, from May – October 2017 in Singapore. The patients were introduced to the stroke journey map, comprising of 31 interactive slides and were assessed with questionnaires before and after sessions. There were 10 questions, and responses were graded on a 5-point Likert scale. Results A comparison of pre- and post- implementation data revealed an overall mean increase in perceived knowledge from 24.06 to 40.06. In these 3 areas: (1) Understanding of disease process; (2) Management and treatment plans; (3) Post-discharge care, there was an increase in mean score from 10.7 to 16.2, 6.9 to 11.9 and 6.6 to 11.7 respectively. Project Impact The “stroke journey map” has 3 main benefits: (1) increased patient’s stroke knowledge, resulting in greater self-health empowerment (2) an environmentally friendly platform, leading to reduction of printed materials and (3) reduction on time spent for bedside education sessions. Conclusion The “stroke journey map” is an effective stroke education tool.

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