Primary Stroke Prevention: Comparison of Information Sharing Preferences of At-risk Patients with Family Physicians’ Practices

1. Improve knowledge of primary stroke prevention for at-risk patients and
2. Enhance communication between FP and patients at-risk of stroke.

Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability worldwide. In Canada, 62,000 people are affected by stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA) each year. In Ontario alone, 17,500 patients were admitted in 2016-2017 for stroke or TIA. As a result of improved stroke survival rates, more than 400,000 Canadians are currently living with long-term disability from stroke, and this number will almost double in the next 20 years. Stroke can be prevented in patients with modifiable risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation. These conditions account for up to 90% of stroke risk. Management of these risk factors is an effective method for reducing stroke incidence and mortality.

Students:

Dr. Alejandro Fernandez

MD

University of Toronto

Dr. Gurpreet Jaswal

BHSc, MD, FRCPC

Joseph Brant Hospital and Foundation , Trillium Health Partners
General Internal Medicine Physician , Acute Care Hospitalist

Dr. Tazeen Qureshi,

MBBS

The Hospital for Sick Children
Clinical Research Assistant at the University Health Network

Ms. Saddaf Syed

OCT, PGCE, BSc (Hons)

University of Toronto
Practice Coordinator

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Rich Foty

PhD
IHPME, Dalla Lana
Needs Translator, Course Director & Faculty Advisor

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Navsheer

MD
Southlake Family Health Team
Doctor

Peter

Regional Municipality Of Durham
Facilitator, Quality and Development, Paramedic Services

Moira K

MSc, MD, FRCPC
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)
Senior Scientist

Primary Stroke Prevention: Comparison of Information Sharing Preferences of At-risk Patients with Family Physicians’ Practices

Dr. Alejandro Fernandez

MD

University of Toronto

Dr. Gurpreet Jaswal

BHSc, MD, FRCPC

Joseph Brant Hospital and Foundation , Trillium Health Partners
General Internal Medicine Physician , Acute Care Hospitalist

Dr. Tazeen Qureshi,

MBBS

The Hospital for Sick Children
Clinical Research Assistant at the University Health Network

Ms. Saddaf Syed

OCT, PGCE, BSc (Hons)

University of Toronto
Practice Coordinator

1. Improve knowledge of primary stroke prevention for at-risk patients and
2. Enhance communication between FP and patients at-risk of stroke.

Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability worldwide. In Canada, 62,000 people are affected by stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA) each year. In Ontario alone, 17,500 patients were admitted in 2016-2017 for stroke or TIA. As a result of improved stroke survival rates, more than 400,000 Canadians are currently living with long-term disability from stroke, and this number will almost double in the next 20 years. Stroke can be prevented in patients with modifiable risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation. These conditions account for up to 90% of stroke risk. Management of these risk factors is an effective method for reducing stroke incidence and mortality.

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Rich Foty

PhD
IHPME, Dalla Lana
Needs Translator, Course Director & Faculty Advisor

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Navsheer

MD
Southlake Family Health Team
Doctor

Peter

Regional Municipality Of Durham
Facilitator, Quality and Development, Paramedic Services

Moira K

MSc, MD, FRCPC
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)
Senior Scientist