Effect of a Supportive Educational Program on Self-Efficacy of Mothers with Epileptic Children

Gholami, Sepideh and Reyhani, Tayebeh and Beiraghi, Mehran and Behnam Vashani, Hamidreza (2016) Effect of a Supportive Educational Program on Self-Efficacy of Mothers with Epileptic Children. Evidence Based Care, 6 (2). pp. 49-56.

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Abstract

Background: In the aftermath of de-institutionalisation and the move to community management of epilepsia, mothers play an increasing role in the management of the illness. Mothers often complain of being misinformed and ill equipped to aid in the treatment. Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a Supportive Educational Program on self-efficacy of mothers with epileptic children. Method: This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on two groups of 50 mothers with epileptic children admitted to Ghaem Hospital in the city of Mashhad in 2014. Maternal self-efficacy was measured before and 6 weeks after intervention through Steffen�s Revised Scale for Caregiving Self-Efficacy as the research instrument. The Supportive Educational Program was implemented for the experimental group during five 60-minute sessions with an interval of 4 days. The control group received the routine care. Data analysis was performed using SPSS software (version 11.5). Results: The mean age of mothers in the experimental and control groups were 32.8±6.9 and 32.8±6.8 years, respectively. The findings of the independent t-test revealed significant differences between the two control (47.4±15.06) and experimental (66.5±11.5) groups following the intervention (p<0.001). The paired t-test results also indicated a significant difference between self-efficacy scores before and after intervention in both groups (p<0.001). Implications for Practice: Stepwise implementation of a Supportive Educational Program can contribute to an increase in maternal awareness about how to care, reasons for recurrence, and measures taken in the emergency stage of epilepsy through gradual strengthening of self-efficacy of mothers with epileptic children.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WY Nursing
Divisions: Journals > Evidence-based Care
Depositing User: ebcj ebcj
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 13:47
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 13:47
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/427

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