Stroke Register

What is a Stroke Register

A stroke register is a database of information recorded on ALL the people who have suffered a stroke e.g. stroke patients, stroke survivors. It helps us to have an up to date summary of the Patients Stroke journey.

Benefits of a Stroke Register

  1. For strategic stroke service advocacy, so that the government will have an overview of stroke statistics in Nigeria: - where stroke is prevalent, numbers of stroke incidence, morbidity and mortality; demographic factors such as age, gender, stroke risk factors, locality etc.
  2. To establish the evidence for the need for quality stroke services development in Nigeria.
  3. To assist local efforts on stroke prevention, care and ongoing support
  4. To assist with the timely decisions that need to be made to help prevent long term disability
  5. Provides an ideal opportunity to initiate an efficient service.
  6. To facilitate stroke services development in Nigeria

 

local government, town, village
Ethnic Group
(These are based on the Census 2001 categories)
(where does s/he live) e.g. Asaba, Enugu, Lagos, Onitsha
e.g. Left or Right Ischaemic (clot) or Haemorrhagic (bleed) stroke
e.g. diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipideamia / high cholesterol, sickle cell, smoking, overweight, inactivity etc
e.g. TIA; 1st ever stroke; recurrent stroke
e.g. paralysis (left/right); dysphasia (difficulty in speaking and understanding spoken or written language); dysarthria (difficulty in speech articulation caused by a lack of muscle control resulting from damage to the central nervous system); dyspraxia (poor coordination making movements and handwriting difficult to control); dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing); urinary incontinence; post stroke depression; post stroke pain etc
e.g. Had CT scan; MRI scan, other investigation, no investigation
Next of Kin
e.g mobile (independent, walking stick, walking frame), wheel chair

 

Benefits of a Stroke Register

  1. For strategic stroke service advocacy, so that the government will have an overview of stroke statistics in Nigeria: - where stroke is prevalent, numbers of stroke incidence, morbidity and mortality; demographic factors such as age, gender, stroke risk factors, locality etc.
  2. To establish the evidence for the need for quality stroke services development in Nigeria.
  3. To assist local efforts on stroke prevention, care and ongoing support
  4. To assist with the timely decisions that need to be made to help prevent long term disability
  5. Provides an ideal opportunity to initiate an efficient service.
  6. To facilitate stroke services development in Nigeria