Knowledge of Primary School’s Teachers about Epilepsy in AlBasra City Center

Authors

  • Nuha S. Kadhim
  • Doaa M. Bachi
  • Alaa M. Tuama
  • Mohammed Talib Abed

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14561

Keywords:

Knowledge, Epilepsy, school’s teachers.

Abstract

Background: Epilepsy is a common disorder that, even for those individuals who frequently work with
epileptics, is inefficiently understood. Low comprehension and understanding of the cause for the disorder
has been connected with negative attitudes and beliefs, and misconceptions of workplace and school
epileptics.
Objective: To evaluate the knowledge of epilepsy among primary school’s teachers. And to determine the
relationship between primary school teachers’ knowledge of epilepsy and their socio-demographic features
of age, gender, relative’s history, and family history.
Methodology: A cross-sectional descriptive study to evaluate the knowledge of epilepsy among 130 primary
school’s teachers in the center city of Basra, from February 2020 to July 2020. A probability Simple random
sample was done to choice the school’s teachers in the schools.
Results: A total of (130) participants gender is approximate; (n=111; 85.4%) for female, and (n=19; 14.6%)
for male, their age group less than half of them is within (40-49) years-old (n=42; 32.3%). The results
reveals that the majority of participant has a moderate knowledge regarding epilepsy (n=94; 72.3%).
Conclusion: According to results of the current study, the researchers conclude that most participants have
a mild understanding of epilepsy

Author Biographies

Nuha S. Kadhim

Assistant Lecturer in Pediatric Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Basra, - Iraq

Doaa M. Bachi

Assistant Lecturer
in Psychiatric Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Basra, - Iraq

Alaa M. Tuama

Instructor Doctor, Community Health
Nursing Department, College of Nursing, University of Thi-Qar, Iraq

Mohammed Talib Abed

Assistant lecturer in pediatric Nursing/
College of Nursing, Babylon University-Iraq

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Nuha S. Kadhim, Doaa M. Bachi, Alaa M. Tuama, & Mohammed Talib Abed. (2021). Knowledge of Primary School’s Teachers about Epilepsy in AlBasra City Center. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 1575-1579. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14561