Effectiveness of health teaching regarding home care of child with convulsion among care givers
Convulsions 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. By seeing above factors the investigator noticed that the caregiver was 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 collection was structured interview schedule, questionnaire to assess the knowledge of the sample.