How African Caribbean Women cope with stroke

When it comes to reducing your risk stroke, there are some things you can change, and some things you can’t.

Age and ethnicity are two of the risk factors that can work against you, with ethnicity being an especially large risk factor for migrant communities.

In the United Kingdom, African Caribbean Women have a higher incidence of stroke than the general population, and this has impacts on how health services are delivered.

Dr Calvin Moorley is a senior lecturer at London Southbank University in the UK. He is also a collaborative partner with the UTS Faculty of Health.

Dr Moorley has been researching African Caribbean Women’s stroke experience, in the East London Borough of Newham.

He has found that women affected by stroke rely heavily on their families for care and may not understand why they have had a stroke.

Image: Macroscopic Solutions on Flickr.

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