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Development, Adaptation and Scale-up of a Community-wide, Health Behavior Theory-based Stroke Preparedness Intervention

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Objective: Acute stroke treatments reduce the likelihood of post-stroke disability, but are vastly underutilized. In this paper, we describe the development, adaptation, and scale-up of the Stroke Ready program – a health behavior theory-based stroke preparedness intervention that addresses underlying behavioral factors that contribute to acute stroke treatment underutilization. Methods: Through a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, we conducted needs and determinant assessments, which informed creation and pilot testing of Stroke Ready. Based on these results, we then scaled Stroke Ready to the entire community by greatly expanding the delivery system. Results: The scaled Stroke Ready program is a community-wide stroke preparedness education program consisting of peer-led workshops, print materials, and digital, social, and broadcast media campaigns. Whereas the Stroke Ready pilot workshop was delivered to 101 participants, 5945 participants have received the scaled Stroke Ready peer-led workshop to date. Additionally, we have sent mailers to over 44,000 households and reached approximately 35,000 people through our social media campaign. Conclusion: Strategies including an expanded community advisory board, adaptation of the intervention and community-engaged recruitment facilitated the scale-up of Stroke Ready, which may serve as a model to increase acute stroke treatment rates, particularly in majority African-American communities.
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Keywords: ACUTE STROKE; AFRICAN AMERICANS/BLACKS; COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH; HEALTH BEHAVIOR THEORY; SCALE-UP; STROKE READY PROGRAM

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Casey L. Corches, Project Manager, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, United States;, Email: [email protected] 2: A. Camille McBride, Research Assistant, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, United States 3: Maria Cielito Robles, Research Area Specialist, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, United States 4: Narmeen Rehman, Research Assistant, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, United States 5: Sarah Bailey, Bridges Into the Future, Flint, MI, United States 6: Alina Oliver, Bethlehem Temple Church, Flint, MI, United States 7: Lesli E. Skolarus, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Publication date: November 1, 2020

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  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

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