Aspin.R, Pradeepita Rani
Abstract: This present study was done under the topic A study to assess knowledge and attitude among parents of epileptic children regarding epilepsy with a view to develop an information guide sheet at selected hospitals, Gonda. The objectives of the study are to assess the knowledge of parents of epileptic children regarding epilepsy, to assess the attitude towards epilepsy among parents of epileptic children, to find out the association between the knowledge and attitude of parents with selected demographic variables, to develop an information guide sheet regarding management of epileptic children. The conceptual framework was done based on Rosen stock, Maiman and Becker’s Health Belief Model (1978). This study was done to assess the knowledge and attitude among parents of epileptic children regarding epilepsy SCPM Multispecialty Hospital, Gonda. In order to accomplish the objectives of the study, a descriptive study approach was adopted. In this study, the sample consists of 50 parents of epileptic children who fulfilled the inclusion criteria for the study. Non-probability Purposive sampling technique was used for this study. The collected data was tabulated according to various parameters and the complete analysis was done with descriptive and inferential statistics. Maximum 52 % of parents of epileptic children was having moderate level of knowledge on epilepsy. Maximum 48 % of parents of epileptic children had average attitude regarding epilepsy. The chi-square implies that there is a significant association between sociodemographic variables such as age in year, religion, and education of parents and the knowledge scores on epilepsy and Place of domicile and the attitude scores on epilepsy at 0.05 level of significant as the calculated chi-squares values are higher than the tabulated value. Therefore, the H02 & H02 null hypothesis rejected.
Keywords: Epilepsy, parents, knowledge and attitude