Monal C. Jambhulkar, Manorama Kashyap
Abstract: A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and practice regarding epilepsy management. To evaluate the knowledge based on epilepsy management among staff nurses in selected hospital with a view to prepare self instructional module, a descriptive evaluative study was conducted, using Non-probability Convenient sampling technique was used to select 60 staff nurses working at selected hospital. Data was collected by using structured knowledge questionnaires and checklist. Based on the objectives and the hypothesis the data was analyzed. The knowledge of staff nurses regarding epilepsy management was assessed by using self-structured questionnaire. The findings of the study revealed that majority of the staff nurses 31 (51.67 %) had average knowledge, 18 (30 %) had poor knowledge and only 11 (22.33 %) had good knowledge regarding epilepsy management. The preventive practice of staff nurses regarding epilepsy management was assessed by using self-structured rating scale The findings of the study revealed that majority of the staff nurses 26 (43.33 %) had maintained Average practice, 18 (30 %) had maintained good practice and 16 (26.67 %) had poor Practice regarding epilepsy management.
Keywords: Self instructional module, Staff Nurses, Knowledge and practice regarding epilepsy management