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This study used a predictive research design. The purpose of this study was to assess the level of knowledge about risk factors and warning signs of stroke and investigate the predictive factors for the level of knowledge about risk factors and warning signs. The sample consisted of people aged 35-75 years from Saraburi province. The research instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire on knowledge of risk factors and warning signs of stroke. The KR-20 reliability of the test was .82. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multinomial logistic regression analysis. The results showed that almost half (46.4%) of the sample had a low level of knowledge about the risk factors and warning signs of stroke. Age, gender, smoking, and high blood pressure altogether could explain 19.2% of the variance in the level of knowledge of risk factors and warning signs of stroke (Nagelkerke R2 = .192, p<.05). Only one factor, high blood pressure, could predict the level of knowledge about the risk factors and warning signs of stroke with the statistical significance (p<.05). Therefore, the group of hypertensive persons with comorbidities should be educated about risk factors and warning signs to prevent strokes.
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