Year: 2018 | Month: May | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 393-397
Impact of Self-Efficacy on Epilepsy Management
Öznur Adadıoğlu1, Sıdıka Oğuz2
¹Lecturer, Sakarya University Faculty of Health Sciences İnternal Medicine Nursing, Serdivan, Turkey
²Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciencesİnternal Medicine Nursing
Corresponding Author: Öznur Adadıoğlu
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by seizures. It is a situation that causes physical and social limitations for the individual, affects life quality negatively and required constant care and treatment. Individuals’, who have to live with this illness, the belief of self-efficacy plays a key role in terms of learning new skills for illness management, overcoming the illness and adaptation to the illness. Therefore, nurses can provide more efficient care with the determination of epileptic self-efficacy and plan interventions that will increase self-efficacy. The purpose of this compilation is to draw attention to the importance of self-efficacy in terms of epilepsy and illness management.
Key words: epilepsy; self-efficacy; nurse.