Volume 24, Issue 129 (7-2017)                   Daneshvar Medicine 2017, 24(129): 41-48 | Back to browse issues page

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Kazemi H, Alaghi T, Ansari I, Afshinmajd S. Evaluation of awareness and attitude of non-medical students in relation to epilepsy. Daneshvar Medicine. 2017; 24 (129) :41-48
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-1757-en.html
Department of Neurology, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (816 Views)
Background and Objective: Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic disorders which make lots of economic and social problems and negative conceptions in relation with these patients. The aim of this study was evaluation of attitude and awareness (AA) of non-medical students about this disorder.
 
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 300 of non-medical students randomly selected and a questionnaire was completed with each participant. Data was analyzed using simple linear regression and t test in SPSS software and results were considered statistically significant at P<0.05.
 
Results: There was significant relation between AA and age (P=0.004 and P=0.001, respectively). But relation between gender and AA was non-significant (P>0.05). Also, there was positive and significant correlation between education and AA.
 
Conclusion: There was good information about the disease and its presentation. Awareness was moderate in relation with etiology of the disease but low in correlation with treatment, complications, and provocation factors.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: داخلی اعصاب

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