Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: July-September | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 73-78
Knowledge on Prevention and Immediate Management of Child with Febrile Seizure among Mothers of Under Five Children
Ms Subishma V1, Ms. Surya Joseph1, Mr Akhil P P1, Mr. Jibin. V Varkey2, Dr. Assuma Beevi T.M3
1B.Sc Nursing Students, 2Assistant Professor Child Health Nursing, 3Principal, HOD Child Health Nursing,
MIMS College of Nursing, Puthukode, Kerala, India
Corresponding Author: Ms. Surya Joseph
The present study was aimed to assess the knowledge on prevention and immediate management of child with febrile seizure among mothers of under five children. The objectives of the study was; to assess the level of knowledge on febrile seizure and its prevention and immediate management among mothers of under five children & to find out the association between level of knowledge on febrile seizure and its prevention and immediate management and socio demographic variables. The study was conducted in ASTER MIMS hospital Calicut with sample size of 60 mother’s selected using convenience sampling method. The conceptual framework of the study was based on Nola. J. Pender’s Health Promotion Model. A qualitative non-experimental approach was chosen for this study. Level of knowledge were assessed using structured questionnaire. The result shows that 31.6% of subjects has poor knowledge, 40% of subjects has average knowledge and 28.3% of subjects has good knowledge regarding prevention and immediate management of child with febrile seizure. The chi-square test revealed that the association between demographic variable and level knowledge on febrile seizure and its prevention and immediate management. It shows that there was a significant association between age of the mother (X2=16.19> 12.59) and educational status of the mothers (X2=20.2> 15.51) at 0.05 level of significance whereas there was no significant association between religion, type of family, place of residence, occupational status of mothers and income of family with level of knowledge on febrile seizure.
Keywords: Febrile seizure.