Effectiveness of an Instructional Program on Teachers’ Knowledge about Epilepsy in Elementary Schools at Al-Rusafa Third Education Directorate in Baghdad City/Iraq
Keywords:Teachers, Knowledge, Epilepsy.
Background: Teachers knowledge about epilepsy is an important issue since teachers have lots of effect
when children spend epileptic seizure at the school, and plays a vital role on providing an educational
support for epileptic child and to keep good communication between epileptic and normal child.
Objectives of the Study: The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of an instructional
program on Elementary school teacher’s knowledge concerning epilepsy.
Methodology: A quasi-experimental design used in the present study with the application a (preposttest
approach) for the study group and control group after implementation of instructional program.
Data collection was done at two times: for both study and control group and (15) days after giving the
instructional program in the study group.
Results: The results of the study shows that there is a highly significant differences related to teacher’s
knowledge concerning epilepsy at Al-Rusafa Third Education Directorate in Baghdad City, There is a
significant association between teacher’s knowledge with their socio-demographic characteristics in
term of educational level, marital status, and family monthly income.
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