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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 242-247

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding First Aid Management of Epilepsy Among Family Members of Patients with Epilepsy in K.L.E.S Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belagavi, Karnataka.

Sushma Patil, Vaishali Bagewadi

Senior Tutor, K.L.E University’s Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belagavi, Karnataka.

Corresponding Author: Sushma Patil


Epilepsy is one of the oldest diseases known to human. The term epilepsy is derived from the Greek word “epilamabavian” meaning is “to seize or to take hold of”. According to Hippocrates it was a disease of the brain. The incidence is about 1 in every 200 to 300 persons. The epilepsy is a symptom complex of several disorders of brain function characterized by recurring seizures. Thus, epilepsy is not a disease but a symptom. There may be associated loss of consciousness, excess movement or loss of muscle tone or movement, disturbances of behavior, mood, sensation, and perception.
Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) occurs in small percentage of person with epilepsy. An effective anticonvulsant should control seizures and also prevent recurrent seizure activity. In many settings nurses and parents focus on individual treatment. The role of nurse in the management and education of patient with epilepsy and their family is most important. Nurses are highly valid for providing care, advice and support to the patients with epilepsy and their family members.

Key words:effectiveness, Structured teaching program, knowledge, first aid management of epilepsy, family members.

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