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Original Research Article

Year: 2016 | Month: December | Volume: 3 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 50-54

Effectiveness of Health Teaching Regarding Home Care of Child with Convulsion among Care Givers

Sunita Kumari

Principal, Florence College of Nursing, Ranchi, Jharkhand.


A convulsion in children is one of the major health problem, parents also continued to worry about the effects of seizures and treatment in three areas: on their child’s brain (brain damage, death and cognitive deficits) on the child’s mental health, and on the family. These parents were concerned about how to manage their child’s seizures, including worries related to the medical diagnosis, negative responses of others to the epilepsy, lifestyle restrictions, and mental health problems. Peak age of onset around 1 year, 90% of the paediatric children have convulsive attacks occurred during the first three years of age. Though there is still a lot of controversy regarding the age of occurrence, it can safely be assumed to be between 6 months and 5 years of age with an upper limit of 6 years and a lower limit of 3 months. Regarding the age limit and occurrence of convulsion in children aged between 6 months and 5 years with the peak age being 18 months. By seeing above factors the investigator noticed that the caregivers were deficit in knowledge of causes, sign and symptoms, home care and prevention of injury of child with convulsion. Many of them were quite anxious while witnessing their child convulsing in front of them especially for the first time. The Caregiver thought that the child may have lifetime disorder or the child has serious illness. The anxiety of the caregiver may transfer to the children and later it may harm the health of the family itself. A quasi experimental study was done on 60 samples. “one group pre test-post test” design. The data collections were structured interview schedule, questionnaire to assess the knowledge of the sample. The findings are The majority of 55% of people in pre-test of study Group were having poor knowledge score 41.7% of people in pre-test of study Group were having average knowledge score 3.3% of the study Group were having good knowledge score whereas in post-test majority 93.3% of the people had good knowledge score and 6.7% of people in post –test of study group were having average score. According to finding paired t test to compare difference between average scoring of before and after health teaching, since P value is less than 0.05(P value=0.000) difference in average score is statistically significant association was present between the knowledge, types of family & education.

Key words: Effectiveness, Health Teaching, Care giver, Home Care, Child with Convulsion.

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