Health practitioners involved in the management of patients with stroke have been told to always consider the opinions, beliefs and knowledge of the family and caregiver when handling patients.
A Professor of Health Promotion and Education, University of Ibadan, Oyedunni Arulogun gave this advice while delivering the 435th inaugural lecture of the institution held at the Trenchard Hall.
Professor Arulogun noted that caregivers of people suffering from stroke often have misconceptions that aggravate the health challenge of patients; hence the need for health practitioners to engage caregivers.
While giving an insight on the theme of the lecture: “The Power of the Hybrid”, Professor Arulogun explained that ailment such as stroke, HIV and AIDS, and hearing impairment, had underlying causes which can be unraveled through hybrid research to generate lasting solutions.
She therefore stressed the need for government to adapt research findings of institutions, as well as collaboration between the university and the community in solving health and social challenges.