Danyal Iftikhar, Rabia Farooqi, Shahzad Waheed Qureshi, Amina Tariq, Amna Mehwish Ikram, Adeel Haidar
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Assessment of Parental self-management of epileptic pediatric in terms of adherence of antiepileptic drugs

Danyal Iftikhar, Rabia Farooqi, Shahzad Waheed Qureshi, Amina Tariq, Amna Mehwish Ikram, Adeel Haidar



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To assess the parental self-management of epileptic pediatric in terms of adherence of antiepileptic drugs

Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in Children Complex Hospital of Multan. Convenient sampling technique was used to collect the data from included population, care giver of epilepticus children. Reliability checked by Cronbach alpha which was 0.71. Data was analyzed in SPSS 25, to get percentage and frequency.

Results: The majority of the responses were agree 86(81.9%) on the doctors/nurses fully explained seizures/epilepsy (diagnosis). 10(9.5%) were strongly agree that doctors and nurses fully explained seizures to them. What side effects they have to look for while they are in treatment, was reported in positive by 73(69.5%) participants. 63(60%) were agree about whom to contact for questions or problems. The results show that the 71(67.6%) were agree about the confidence with which they can in partnership with the health care team can manage side effects if occur.

Conclusion: Parental self-management was found higher in epileptic pediatrics in Multan

Keywords: Epileptic drugs, Pediatrics, self-management, nurses



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