American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, 7(3), 293-300
DOI: 10.12691/AJNR-7-3-9
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Impacts of Seizure Care Simulation Intervention on Mothers’ of Epileptic Children Efficiency, Believes, Anxiety and Seizure Care

Walaa Ahmad Hamaad1 and Wafaa Hassan Hassan Alseraty2,

1Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, El -Menofya University, Egypt

2Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Tanta University, Egypt

Pub. Date: March 18, 2019

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Walaa Ahmad Hamaad and Wafaa Hassan Hassan Alseraty. Impacts of Seizure Care Simulation Intervention on Mothers’ of Epileptic Children Efficiency, Believes, Anxiety and Seizure Care. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(3):293-300. doi: 10.12691/AJNR-7-3-9


Background; Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders among children. Lack of knowledge about safe care among mothers whom are the first care providers will affect children life and mother self efficiency. Aim of the study; to assess impacts of seizure care simulation intervention on mothers’ of epileptic children efficiency, believes anxiety and seizure care. Design: Quasi experimental research design was used. Sample & setting; 73 mothers admitted with their epileptic children in neurology & pediatric departments from June - July 2018 at Menofyia university hospital /Shibeen El Kom and accept to participate in the study were included. Intervention was given to them into 5 sessions post test was conducted after one month post hospital discharge. Results; 70% of mothers aged 20-40 years and 78% of them their epileptic children were male. Regarding subjects knowledge; 60% of them had correct answer post the intervention related to definition of epilepsy, 70% causes of epilepsy and 80% of them know correctly pre seizure manifestation, also about two thirds of them post one month from the intervention had correct answer regarding care pre seizure attacks, care during seizure and correct care post seizure attacks with significant difference were found pre and post one month from intervention. Regarding maternal self efficiency level nearly all mothers post one month from the intervention very sure that; they can know if their child has seizure attack before it happen and can manage seizure effectively. Maternal believes about epileptic children abilities were improved post one month from intervention. There was significant difference in maternal seizure management practice pre and post one month from intervention also maternal anxiety was decrease post one month from intervention. Conclusion: Seizure care simulation intervention produces significant improvement in maternal knowledge, change their attitude and improve their care practice which decrease maternal anxiety and raise their self efficiency. Recommendation: Mothers of epileptic children need special preparation through well planned educational intervention which support them to practice effective physical &psychological care and maintain their physical and psychological safety, well being and decrease their anxiety level regarding their children health and all family members wellbeing.


seizure care simulation intervention, epilepsy, self efficiency and anxiety


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