Effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Expressed Practices Regarding the First Aid Management of Epilepsy among Patient’s Family Members in Selected Hospitals of Ambala, Haryana
Keywords:Video assisted teaching, Knowledge, Expressed Practices, Patient’s family members, First Aid, Epilepsy
The epilepsy is a symptom complex of several disorders of brain function characterized by recurring seizures.
Practically epilepsy is not a disease but a symptom that may lead to further mental diseases. It includes loss
of consciousness, excess movement or loss of muscle tone or movement, disturbances of behaviour, mood,
sensation, and perception. Only the patient experiences the Epileptic fits or seizures causing a “sensation”
within him/her. Most important thing in the epilepsy first aid management we have to stay calm; most
seizures last less than a few minutes. Help the person having the seizure from getting hurt by moving
any nearby objects out of the way, as necessary.The research includes Quantitative approach and quasi
experimental non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. Total 60 patient’s family members (30 in
experimental group and 30 in comparison group) were recruited. Conveniently 1 hospital were selected and
then the sample was chosen by convenience sampling technique. Tools in the study were selected variables,
structured knowledge questionnaire and structured expressed practices scale. The mean post-test knowledge
score of experimental group was higher (14.67) than the mean post test score of comparison group (9.77)
which was found to be statistically significant (‘t’ = 2.21, p = 0.00**) at the 0.05 level of significance. The
mean post-test expressed practices score of the experimental group was higher (91.87) than the mean posttest expressed practices score of comparison group (74.50), which was found to be statistically significant (‘t’
= 14.46, p =0.00**) at the 0.05 level of significance. No significant association was found among knowledge
scores and expressed practices scores regarding first aid management of epilepsy among patient’s family
members with selected variable. Video assisted teaching was effective to improve the knowledge and
expressed practices regarding First aid management Epilepsy among patient’s family members as there was
a significant difference between experimental and comparison group.
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