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IJPN 2015, 3(1): 84-94 Back to browse issues page
Relationship between psychosocial care and attitude toward disease in adolescence with epilepsy
M Akbarbegloo *, L Valizadeh, V Zamanzadeh
Department of Nursing, Ourmieh University of Medical Sciences,Orumieh, Iran , m.akbarbegloo@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Epilepsy is a significant health problem in Iran as other countries. Previous studies related to epilepsy in Iran are often associated with physiological aspects and pharmacological therapy and little attention has been paid to psychosocial care, especially in adolescence. Therefore aim of this research assessing the relationship between psychosocial care and attitude towards illness. Methods: A descriptive correlational design uses 74 adolescents within the Neurology Clinic, affiliated to Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in 2013. Data were collected using a tool consisting of :(1)Patient demographic characteristics, (2)" child report of psychosocial care scale", (3) "Child Attitude Toward Illness Scale". The validity of scale has done with content validity and Cronbach's alpha was used for reliability. Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis (Spearman's test) was used. Result: The results about adolescent attitude showed that the most item was “bad attitude due to epilepsy" (59.8%). report of adolescent about ppsychosocial care showed more than half of the patients in all items in subscale 1 (patient received explanation from doctor or nurse) are received fewer explanations. In the subscale 2 (worry about seizure attack) greatest concern was "worry about telling others about your seizure condition” (31.3%). In the subscale 3 (Informational needs) more than half of patients require additional education and information in all items. There was a significant positive correlation between psychological care with attitude toward illness (p<.05). There is no evidence for routine psychological consultation for our sample. Conclusion: Considering the results of this study on psychosocial care, indicates lack of information and need training about disease, therefore attention and interference in the concerns of epileptic adolescents through the educational materials such as pamphlets and booklets or designing web site for patients, holding training sessions and group discussions for adolescents could reduce their concerns and improve attitudes.
Keywords: Epilepsy - Psychosocial care - Attitude - child.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/05/18 | Accepted: 2015/06/8 | Published: 2015/06/8 | ePublished: 2015/06/8
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Akbarbegloo M, Valizadeh L, Zamanzadeh V. Relationship between psychosocial care and attitude toward disease in adolescence with epilepsy. IJPN. 2015; 3 (1) :84-94
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