Gender Wise Difference in Presenting Signs and Symptoms of Stroke: Observational Study
Keywords:Stroke, Signs, symptoms, age, gender difference.
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.
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