Culturally tailored short films to improve stroke preparedness for black and Hispanic individuals


  • Short, culturally tailored films did not improve stroke preparedness (SP) better than pamphlets in the total group, but post hoc analyses suggest some subgroups may benefit.

Why this matters

  • Among black and Hispanic individuals, poor SP (stroke symptom recognition, awareness of the need for immediate emergency assistance) may contribute to delayed emergency department presentation and, consequently, lower use of tissue plasminogen activator.

  • Tailored educational approaches may improve SP among black and Hispanic individuals.