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International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing

P-ISSN: 2664-1348, E-ISSN: 2664-1356, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.4
International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
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International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
A study to assess knowledge and attitude of epileptic patients towards their illness and treatment in Govt. Doon medical college and hospital, Dehradun

Vartika Sharma and Kamlesh Dixit

Epilepsy is a widely recognized health condition, but one that is poorly understood, even among people who know someone with the disorder. Lack of knowledge about the causes of epilepsy has been associated with negative attitudes. This this is study is carried out to assess knowledge and attitude of epileptic patients towards their illness and treatment And to find the correlation between knowledge and attitude of epileptic patients in Govt. Doon medical college and Hospital, Dehradun The quantitative research approach and descriptive design was used,, non-probability purposive technique was utilized to select the samples. The sample size of the research study was 100 epileptic patients attending Govt. Doon medical college and Hospital. The data was collected using a structured Questionnaire and a self-constructed rating scale. Majority of respondent (58%) were female. Findings of the study revealed that there is positive correlation between knowledge and attitude of epileptic patients towards their illness and treatment. Based on the findings of the present study majority of the epileptic patients had moderate knowledge and majority of respondents were having favourable attitude, regarding their illness and treatment. The finding of the study it can be concluded that there is moderately positive relationship between knowledge and attitude of epileptic patients towards their illness and treatment.
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How to cite this article:
Vartika Sharma, Kamlesh Dixit. A study to assess knowledge and attitude of epileptic patients towards their illness and treatment in Govt. Doon medical college and hospital, Dehradun. Int J Adv Psychiatric Nurs 2019;1(2):18-20.
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