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Clinical Study Seeks African-American Men Under 65 Who Have Suffered Stroke

Monday, August 26, 2013

UH Case Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke Center is seeking African-American Men under the age of 65 that have suffered a stroke for a clinical study.

Stroke is the leading cause of disability and third leading cause of death, and one of the most resource­ intensive diseases among Americans. African-Americans have a stroke rate nearly double that of the general American population and African-Americans who experience a first-ever stroke are younger, have greater disability, more complications, and slower recovery compared to the general American population. Approximately 25% of first strokes occur among those under the age of 65.

The purpose of the Targeted Management Intervention for African-American Men with TIA/Stroke (TEAM) psycho-educational approach is to reduce the unacceptably high rates of stroke and stroke complications in young African-American men who have experienced mild deficit stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). TEAM is a holistic behavioral treatment that stresses collaboration, self-management and coping. In TEAM, African-American men who have experienced mild-deficit stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA ) participate in a group program intended to help them with stroke recovery.

If you or someone you know is a candidate or if you would like additional information, please contact Kari Colón-Zimmermann at (216) 368-3577 or kari.zimmermann@uhhospitals.org.

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