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Table 1 Questionnaire for Verifying Stroke-Free Status (QVSFS)

From: The Siblings With Ischemic Stroke Study (SWISS) Protocol

Medical history
Were you ever told by a physician that you had a stroke?
Were you ever told by a physician that you had a TIA, ministroke, or transient ischemic attack?
Review of symptoms
Have you ever had sudden, painless weakness on one side of your body?
Have you ever had sudden numbness or a dead feeling on one side of your body?
Have you ever had sudden, painless loss of vision in one or both eyes?
Have you ever suddenly lost one half of your vision?
Have you ever suddenly lost the ability to understand what people were saying?
Have you ever suddenly lost the ability to express yourself verbally or in writing?
  1. From Meschia et al. [57]. By permission of the American Heart Association.