Gender Wise Difference in Presenting Signs and Symptoms of Stroke: Observational Study

Authors

  • Jhaveri Nikita H.1 , Kanase Suraj B.2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10379

Keywords:

Stroke, Signs, symptoms, age, gender difference.

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to find the various presenting signs and symptoms of stroke, in

association of presenting signs and symptoms with age, sex and to establish the correlation in gender.

Method: All patients with first ever stroke and of both ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke with age group

of 40 to 60 years, subjects were of Karad. Signs and symptoms were collected from the medical records,

patient themselves and their relatives. Differences were calculated using standard deviation.

Results: The total of 260 cases were taken for the study, 130 were male and 130 were female. The presenting

signs and symptoms of stroke were differed in gender. Women were most commonly seen with generalised

weakness (p=0.0076) and headache (p=0.0152). Men were most commonly seen with pain (p=0.0001),

nausea (p=0.0060), fever (p=0.0081).

Conclusion: This study concluded that, there were gender differences in signs and symptoms of stroke and

due to lack of awareness many people ignored the signs and symptoms of stroke by making it less important.

Author Biography

Jhaveri Nikita H.1 , Kanase Suraj B.2

1 Final year, BPTh student, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be

University , Karad , Maharashtra, India, 2 Associate Professor, Department of Neuro physiotherapy, KIMSDU,

Karad

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Jhaveri Nikita H.1 , Kanase Suraj B.2. (2020). Gender Wise Difference in Presenting Signs and Symptoms of Stroke: Observational Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 335-339. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10379