Date of Publication : 18, Jul, 2020
Date Of Acceptance : 12 July, 2020
Author: OJUMU, BLESSED AYOBOLA (RN, RM, RPHN, B.NSc)
Co Author: PROF. J. O. AINA (RN, PhD, FWACN)
Area of research / Subject: Nursing Intervention on the Knowledge of Management of Challenges Faced by Relatives of Children with Epilepsy Attending Neuropsychiatric Hospital Aro/Nursing Health Science.
This study examined nursing intervention on the knowledge of management of challenges faced by relatives of children with epilepsy attending neuropsychiatric hospital Aro, Abeokuta. This study employed pre-test, post-test quasi-experimental research design. The target population for this study was made up of relatives of children with epileptic disorders who come with their children to Child and Adolescent Clinic. The samples for this study are 53 parents/caregivers of children with epilepsy who come with the children on clinic days. Total enumeration sampling technique was used for this study. The Researcher used a semi-structured questionnaire for data collection. The instrument was validated by experts in the field of Tests & Measurement and Psychology. The Cronbach’s alpha value for the reliability testing was 0.708. All research questions were analysed using descriptive statistics of frequency, percentages, mean and standard deviation. The only hypothesis was tested using chi square test statistics at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that respondents have inadequate knowledge about epilepsy and knowledge of management of epilepsy but there was significant increase in the knowledge of epilepsy after the intervention programme. It was recommended among others that Nurses should educate people on self-care concepts and skills required for long-term management of epilepsy in children and its complication.
Keywords: Intervention, Knowledge, Management, Challenges, Epilepsy,
Cite this article:
Author(s), OJUMU, BLESSED AYOBOLA (RN, RM, RPHN, B.NSc), PROF. J. O. AINA (RN, PhD, FWACN), (2020). “Nursing Intervention on the Knowledge of Management of Challenges Faced by Relatives of Children with Epilepsy Attending Neuropsychiatric Hospital Aro, Abeokuta”. Name of the Journal: International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts and Science, (IJARBAS.COM), P, 10- 19. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3952768, Issue: 7, Vol.: 2, Article: 2, Month: July, Year: 2020. Retrieved from https://www.ijarbas.com/all-issues/
ThoughtWares Consulting & Multi Services International (TWCMSI)
Keywords : Intervention, Knowledge, Management, Challenges, Epilepsy,
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Number: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3952768