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著者
Nishina Yuko Department of Nursing Care Environment and Mental Health, School of Health Science, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine 研究者総覧 KAKEN
Yoshioka Shin-ichi Department of Nursing Care Environment and Mental Health, School of Health Science, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine 研究者総覧 KAKEN
キーワード
attitude
epilepsy
home healthcare nurses
knowledge
practice
抄録
【Background】 Comprehensive care is necessary for people with epilepsy (PWE) to lead a fulfilling life at home and in the community. The purpose of this study was to determine the epilepsy-related knowledge, attitudes and practices of home healthcare nurses (HHNs) in the Sanin region of Japan.
【Methods】 A questionnaire survey was conducted by mail of 546 HHNs working in Tottori and Shimane Prefectures. The questionnaire assessed the epilepsy-related knowledge, attitudes and practices of HHNs. For the analysis, simple and cross tabulation of questionnaire responses were conducted, and the chi-squared test was used for statistical testing.
【Results】 A total of 285 HHNs participated in the study. Of the respondents, 43.9% had experience taking care of PWE in a home healthcare nursing setting. Regarding the cause of epilepsy, in descending order the percentage of correct responses were 86.7% for stroke, 85.3% for head injury, and only 13.3% for dementia. Concerning how to respond to an epileptic seizure, almost all respondents answered correctly, but 29.8% gave the incorrect answer of “place something inside the mouth.” Regarding the practices of HHNs in relation to caring for PWE, nurses scored 52.0% for collaborating with the attending physician, indicating the need for improvement. The score for “provide information about social resources”was low at 18.4%. Of the respondents, 95.8% answered that epilepsy-related knowledge and technical skills were necessary for home healthcare nursing practice, and 87.7% were interested in participating in a workshop on epilepsy.
【Conclusion】 The study revealed an inadequate level of knowledge of epilepsy with dementia and corresponding epileptic seizures, a low awareness of nursing care in collaboration with physicians, and the importance of providing information about social resources. There is a need to offer information and education on the latest knowledge about epilepsy to HHNs.
出版者
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
書誌ID
AA00892882
掲載誌名
Yonago Acta Medica
最新掲載誌名
Yonago Acta Medica
61
1
開始ページ
19
終了ページ
26
発行日
2018-03-28
著者版フラグ
出版社版
掲載情報
Yonago Acta Medica. 2018, 61(1), 19-26
部局名
医学部・医学系研究科・医学部附属病院
言語
英語