Shalabia El-Sayed Abo Zead, Fathya R Maqbool, Faten Shawky Mohamed
Background: Caring and educating epileptic patients is a very important issue because they are exposed to numerous attended risks and complications. Aims: To evaluate the impact of the nursing brochure on epileptic patient's knowledge and attitude in addition to, design the nursing brochure. Methods: A quasi-experimental (pre-post research design) research design was utilized, data were collected using A self-Administered Questionnaire: contained socio-demographic data about the patient, medical history, knowledge about epilepsy and patient attitude assessment sheet. Data collected: from 60 adult epileptic university students who attended to Assiut university student’s hospital and they were followed up for two months. Results: the duration of illness was M±SD = 3.72 ± 3.059. Aura symptoms disorientation represented the highest percent. A statistically significant difference between pre and post brochure applications as regards the frequency of fits per month. As regards receiving regular treatment pre-application of the brochure less than half received regular treatment but post, all patients received their drugs regularly. The patient's experiences are better after the instruction of the nursing brochure than pre. Regarding attitude, the majority of the study group answer was incorrect in pre the application of the brochure. While post all answers were correct. Conclusion: the university epileptic students’ knowledge and attitude enhanced after application of the brochure. Recommendations: Epileptic patient needs extensive teaching and counseling to deal with disease and maintain a good life.
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