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Factors Affecting Delayed Hospital Arrival Times in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients
Lim, Yong-Deok; Choi, Sung-Soo;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors of hospital arrival delays of acute ischemic stroke patients. The study subjects were 126 cerebral infarction patients G Metropolitan City university hospital emergency center. General characteristics, disease-related characteristics and stroke-related were collected by self-reported questionnaires. Hospital arrival times by subjects` characteristics were tested by test and logistic regression analysis. Of 126 cerebral infarction patients, Their average hours taken to move to a hospital was 12.7 hours with the fastest case being 0.5 hour and the most delayed case being 127.8 hours. 61.1%(77 persons) of the stroke patients under this experiment said to have taken 3 hours or less. In logistic regression analyses, Coming to the hospital directly without passing through other hospitals was found to have higher probability of arriving less than 3 hours(
 Keywords
Acute ischemic stroke;Cerebral infarction;Delay factor;Hospital arrival times;
 Language
Korean
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