The feasibility, awareness, knowledge and attitudes towards animated epilepsy educational video (AnEEV) among family caregivers

Lua, Pei Lin and Mohd Nordin, Abdul Rahman and Nor Khaira Wahida, Khairuzzaman (2016) The feasibility, awareness, knowledge and attitudes towards animated epilepsy educational video (AnEEV) among family caregivers. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 16 (3). pp. 38-44. ISSN 16750306

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The educational needs of epilepsy family caregivers vary depending on their relationship to the patients, their role in providing care and their emotional needs. Carers often have lack of confidence in their ability to seek information, resulting in barriers to receive information. Various educational programmes / materials about epilepsy were designed to improve the awareness, knowledge and attitudes (AKA) of patients and their families. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the feasibility, acceptability and practicality of Animated Epilepsy Educational Video (AnEEV) and AKA of family caregivers (FCGs). This part of a randomized, controlled study included a sample of 32 epilepsy FCGs who were recruited from the Neurology and Paediatric Clinics of Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ), Kuala Terengganu. Descriptive statistics were employed for data analyses (SPSS 17.0). Most were women (59.46%), married (65.6%), earning between RM1001 - RM2000 (34.4%), receiving secondary level education (65.6%) and were patients’ parents (65.6%). The AnEEV was highly acceptable (97.0%), easy to understand (90.9%), attractive (93.9%) and useful (87.9%). Almost all carers recommended AnEEV to other carers (97.0%) and were hoping to receive such educational materials in the future (93.9%). The Total AKA score was generally good (median=125.0; range=75.0-155.0) with awareness being moderate (median=30.0; range=0.0-50.0), knowledge was good (median=60.0; range=40.0-75.0) and attitudes were positive (median=35.0; range=10.0-40.0). The overall outcomes signified that AnEEV were well-received by the family caregivers and these favourable findings suggested that AnEEV could help in improving AKA for carers, which could ultimately assist epilepsy treatment, management and rehabilitation process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animated epilepsy educational video; acceptability, feasibility, carers
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Syahmi Manaf
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 05:49
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 05:49

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