To help “close the gap between knowledge and action”, the American Stroke Association (ASA) is launching a culturally relevant Spanish-language campaign named ‘Juntos Contra el Derrame Cerebral’ to raise awareness among Spanish-dominant audiences around the use and understanding of RÁPIDO—a Spanish acronym for stroke warning signs.
According to ASA stroke survey data, only 39% of Hispanic-Latino consumers said they were familiar with the English stroke warning sign acronym, FAST, and only 42% could correctly name two stroke warning signs unaided.
Hispanic-Latino adults in the USA have a higher risk of stroke due to unmanaged risk factors, limited access to healthcare, lower health literacy rates, cultural barriers and socioeconomic determinants of health. That is according to a press release from the ASA, a division of the American Heart Association (AHA). Hispanic-Latino stroke patients also have longer delay times to hospital arrival than non-Hispanic stroke patients, as well as greater stroke severity and poorer outcomes following stroke.
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Via: Neuro News