Sharing Perspectives in African American Communities to Reduce Stroke Risk Through Community Listening Circles

Niloufar Niakosari Hadidi, Emily Gorzycki, Clarence Jones, Susan A. Everson-Rose, Zachary Taylor, Olga Gurvich

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Abstract

Purpose: To build trust and explore community perception on stroke disparities as well as barriers and strengths to stroke prevention. Design: Mixed methods study. Methods: A convenience sample (n = 54) of African Americans responded to questionnaires and participated in focus groups. Findings: Although a majority of participants had some knowledge of stroke warning signs and risk factors, there were misconceptions identified through the Community Listening Circles (CLCs). Misconceptions about stroke were identified. Six key themes emerged. Conclusions: Focus groups provided a better understanding of stroke perception. Clinical Evidence: Community health nurses may be able to use this information to provide care appropriately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-132
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

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