STROKE ACTION NIGERIA
Support Stroke Action Nigeria's Life After Stroke Centre (LASC) Program
The prevalence of stroke in Nigeria is 1.14 per 1000 4,5 while the 30-day case fatality rate is as high as 40%. Therefore, in a country with 200 million populations, stroke affects over 200,000 people a year within an age range of 18 – 85 years . Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the country and continues to have a very high mortality in the range of 21% - 45% . Most deaths attributed to stroke in Nigeria occur within the first week of stroke occurrence . However t he burden of stroke does not lie in the high mortality figures, but in the high morbidity because up to 50% of stroke survivors are chronically disabled . These stroke survivors are entitled to stroke rehabilitation and support to enable them to cope with life after stroke, an opportunity offered within Stroke Action Nigeria's service provision blue print. The Life After Stroke Centre (LASC) Onitsha, established by Stroke Action Nigeria provides community-based rehabilitation, secondary prevention, psychosocial, and return to work support to stroke survivors. The program is tailored for each stroke survivor, and includes assessments, goal setting, stroke education, secondary prevention, self-management strategies, group and individual functional rehabilitation and exercise training aimed at changing health behaviours and enabling stroke survivors to cope with life after a stroke. Let's Get Proof Project Link https://www.letsgetproof.com/project/determining-the-effectiveness-of-the-nigerian-life
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