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dc.contributor.authorFeigin, VL
dc.contributor.authorNorrving, B
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T01:58:19Z
dc.date.available2014-11-17T01:58:19Z
dc.date.copyright2014-07
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Stroke, vol.9(5), pp.624 - 626
dc.identifier.issn1747-4949
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/7899
dc.description.abstractExisting methods of primary stroke prevention are not sufficiently effective. Based on the recently developed Stroke Riskometer app, a new 'mass-elevated risk stroke/cardiovascular disease prevention' approach as an addition to the currently adopted absolute risk stroke/cardiovascular disease prevention approach is being advocated. We believe this approach is far more appealing to the individuals concerned and could be as efficient as the conventional population-based approach because it allows identification and engagement in prevention of all individuals who are at an increased (even slightly increased) risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. The key novelty of this approach is twofold. First, it utilizes modern far-reaching mobile technologies, allowing individuals to calculate their absolute risk of stroke within the next 5 to 10 years and to compare their risk with those of the same age and gender without risk factors. Second, it employs self-management strategies to engage the person concerned in stroke/cardiovascular disease prevention, which is tailored to the person's individual risk profile. Preventative strategies similar to the Stroke Riskometer could be developed for other non-communicable disorders for which reliable predictive models and preventative recommendations exist. This would help reduce the burden of non-communicable disorders worldwide.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Stroke published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of World Stroke Organization
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijs.12300
dc.rightsThis is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectMethodology
dc.subjectPrevention
dc.subjectRisk factors
dc.subjectStroke
dc.titleA new paradigm for primary prevention strategy in people with elevated risk of stroke
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ijs.12300
aut.relation.endpage626
aut.relation.issue5
aut.relation.startpage624
aut.relation.volume9
pubs.elements-id168132


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