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A Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Management of Epilepsy in School Children among Teachers in Selected Schools of District Mandi, (H. P)

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 2)

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Page : 1096-1100

Keywords : Epilepsy; knowledge; attitude; management;

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Introduction & background: Epilepsy is one of the most frequent chronic disorders of childhood. The term epilepsy derives from the Greek word ?epilepsia? which means ?to take hold of? or ?to seize?. It is a symptom complex arising from disordered brain function that itself may be secondary to variety of pathologic process. Teachers? knowledge and attitudes towards epilepsy was found to have a direct impact on students with epilepsy in terms of school performance, social skill development, success in finding employment after school, as well as finding friends. Material and methods: In this Non-Experimental Developmental Research Design 100 sample of school teacher were selected using Non Probability Sample Technique. Structure questionnaire and five point Likert scale was used to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding management of epilepsy in school children among teachers. Result: Finding revealed that the mean attitude scores of the teachers was 63.39% and median was 63.00 an SD was 4.41. The category scores positive (61-100) 71% and category scores negative (20-60) 29%. The overall category maximum scores are 100 and minimum scores 20 regarding the management of epilepsy. The knowledge mean value 21.57, SD value 2.948 and attitude mean value 63.39 and SD value 4.413 or both N value 100, correlation-0.299, table value 0.197, P value 0.002, result is significant. Conclusion: the study showed that, with a view to develop a leaflets on epilepsy? to enhance the knowledge of management of epilepsy in school children among teachers.

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