Knowledge, attitude, and practices of parents with children of first time and recurrent febrile seizures

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Willy Gunawan
Komang Kari
Soetjiningsih Soetjiningsih

Abstract

Background Febrile seizure is a condition of emotionally trauma-
tize for most parents. It is believed that parents whose children
experienced febrile seizures before, have a better knowledge, at-
titude, and practices (KAP) in responding to the seizure. Hence
the fear and emotional disruption that febrile seizures can cause
in the family, prevention should be addresses.
Objective To find if there was any differences in KAP of parents of
children with recurrent febrile seizures compares to parents with
children of first time febrile seizures.
Methods A cross sectional study was conducted on parents who
have children aged between 6 months to 5 years old with either
simple febrile seizures, complex febrile seizures or recurrent febrile
seizures admitted to Pediatric Neurology Clinic ofSanglah Hospi-
tal. Subjects were selected consecutively and were grouped into
group of parents with children of first time seizures and parents
with children of recurrent febrile seizures group.
Results Based from summated rated method, it seemed that
parents of children with recurrent febrile seizures have higher
KAP of febrile seizures and was statistically different (A=O.OOO;
P < 0.001). Analysis of covariance (ancova) showed that education
(P=0.013) had an influence in the KAP of the parents. Other
ancova revealed that children's age and sex have significant
influence.
Conclusion The KAP of parents with children of recurrent febrile
seizures are higher and have statistically different compared with
parents of children with first time febrile seizures.

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Gunawan W, Kari K, Soetjiningsih S. Knowledge, attitude, and practices of parents with children of first time and recurrent febrile seizures. PI [Internet]. 31Aug.2008 [cited 18Oct.2019];48(4):193-. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/556
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Author Biographies

Willy Gunawan

Department of Child Health, Medical School, Udayana Uni-
versity, Sanglah Hospital, Bali, Indonesia.

Komang Kari

Department of Child Health, Medical School, Udayana Uni-
versity, Sanglah Hospital, Bali, Indonesia.

Soetjiningsih Soetjiningsih

Department of Child Health, Medical School, Udayana Uni-
versity, Sanglah Hospital, Bali, Indonesia.
Received 2016-09-10
Accepted 2016-09-10
Published 2008-08-31

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