AMHSR

Nzala S

Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Original Article   
    The Socio‑economic Impact of Stroke on Households in Livingstone District, Zambia: A Cross‑sectional Study
    Author(s): Mapulanga M*, Nzala S and Mweemba C

    Background: Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability. Stroke, which affects mostly the productive age group, leaves about 65% of its victims disabled, leads to increased loss of manpower both at individual and national levels. Little is known about the socio‑economic burden of the disease in terms of its impacts on the individual, family and community both directly and indirectly in Sub‑Sahara Africa region and Zambia at large. Aim: The study was aimed at assessing the socio‑economic impact of stroke households in Livingstone district, Zambia. Subjects and Methods: A total of 50 households were randomly selected from the registers of Livingstone General Hospital. Self‑administered questionnaires and focus group discussions were used to collect quantitative and qualitative data respectively. The data was analyzed using Statistical Package for.. Read More»

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