Contextual model for in-patient stroke care and rehabilitation in Malawi
Chimatiro, George Lameck
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Stroke is a known health challenge for the public as it is both incapacitating and fatal to many people world over. Malawi, one of the developing countries has stroke as the fourth leading cause of death, and is fast becoming even more significant due, primarily, to lifestyle changes and nature of healthcare practices. For these reasons, and particularly, the negative impact on quality of life, the management of people with stroke is a critical area of interest. While research activity throughout the world has advanced acute stroke-care interventions, patients in Low to Middle Income Countries (LMICs) benefit less from evidence-based stroke care practices due to less conventional applicability to the setting and continuing medical care and rehabilitation challenges. This doctoral project applied the results of a Diagnostic and Solution Phases to the development of a contextual model for in-patient stroke care and rehabilitation (MoC) in Malawi.