International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023

A Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding First Aid Management of Epilepsy among Care Givers of Neuro Patients in Selected Hospital, Kollam

Binutha V. P. [2] | Sherin Sebastian [2] | Jerin .J | Rakhi Raj | Rofia Rajan | Lakshmi R [20] | Soji Sunny

Abstract: Introduction: Epilepsy affecting 1 % of the world?s population and is the most common serious disorder of the brain, greatly impacting on the quality of life of affected individuals, particularly those whose seizures are not fully controlled. Epilepsy has a multifactorial origin and a multifaceted expression. It is caused by clusters of nerve cells in the brain which sometimes signal abnormally, causing seizures. Anything that disturbs the normal pattern of neuronal activity-from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development-can lead to seizures. Epilepsy may develop because of an abnormality in brain wiring, an imbalance of nerve signaling chemicals called neurotransmitters, changes in important features of brain cells called membrane receptors and channels, or some combination of these and other factors. Materials and Methods: Research approach and design: Quantitative research approach and Non experimental descriptive research design. Sampling technique: Non probability convenient sampling. Samples: 50 caregivers of neuro patients admitted in Bishop Benziger Hospital, Kollam. Tools: Demographic Proforma and Structured Knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge regarding first aid management of epilepsy among care givers of neuro patients in selected hospitals, Kollam. Results: The study aims to assess the knowledge of first aid management regarding epilepsy among caregivers of neuro patients with a view to develop information booklet. The study revealed that 26% of sample having poor knowledge, 52% of sample shows average knowledge and 22% sample were good knowledge. It was also found that there was no significant association between level of knowledge of first aid management of epilepsy among care givers of neuro patients with selected demograpohic variables such as age, gender, Religion, Education. And the researcher developed and distribute the information booklet regarding first aid management of epilepsy to the caregivers, to improve their knowledge regarding the same.

Keywords: Assess, Epilepsy, caregivers, Instruction module

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,

Pages: 1572 - 1574

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