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Is There Any Spousal Concordance of Cerebrovascular Risk Factors in Stroke Patients? : A Preliminary Study

뇌졸중 환자에서 배우자 사이에 뇌혈관 질환의 위험요인 일치성이 있는가? : 예비 연구

  • 이형석 (충북대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실) ;
  • 고영채 (을지의과대학교 신경과학교실) ;
  • 백신혜 (충북대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실) ;
  • 신경섭 (충북대학교 의과대학 진단검사의학교실) ;
  • 김지선 (충북대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실) ;
  • 한현정 (관동대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실) ;
  • 신동익 (충북대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실)
  • Received : 2011.04.07
  • Accepted : 2011.05.09
  • Published : 2011.05.28

Abstract

Familial concordance of vascular risk factors is well understood and there are many studies about inter-spouse concordance of the risk factors for coronary heart disease. However, there are no studies for inter-spousal relation of the risk factors in cerebrovascular disease patients. We analysed inter-spouse correlation of cerebrovascular risk factors in patients admitted our hospital due to stroke and their spouses. There was statistically significant inter-spouse concordance in the presence of hypertension(p=0.025) and carotid IMT(r=0.479, p=0.001). However, the further age-adjusted analysis revealed no significant result. Differently from the results of previous studie,, the present study shows no significant spousal concordance. Althought there are tendencies of spousal concordance in some risk factors, the age is major determinant.

Keywords

Cerebrovascular Risk Factor;Spousal Concordance

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 충북대학교

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