Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(9): 755-758

Knowledge and attitude toward epilepsy among Ardabil Medical University students and staff, Ardabil, Iran

Authors: vahid abbasi, mortaza delkhosh reyhani, noushin mobaraki, hasan anari.

ABSTRACT

Background: Epilepsy is a common neurologic disorder that occurs as frequent seizures. This study investigates the awareness and perception on “epilepsy” amongst Ardabil Medical university staff and students in Ardabil province, Iran. Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, 151 staff and medical students in Ardabil Medical university, Ardabil province, Iran, filled out an investigator designed questionnaire including questions about their knowledge and attitude concerning epilepsy. There were 17 questions in the questionnaire. Nine questions addressed the knowledge and the rest were about attitude and perception. Results: 151 samples completed the questionnaires. Most of participants had proper awareness about the definition about epilepsy; whereas, approximately 93.4% had heard about the term epilepsy. Most of participants had a positive attitude towards epilepsy; however, misconceptions and negative attitudes were observed. Conclusion: Results showed that the awareness of participants about the etiology of epilepsy and their attitude was in moderate level, hence, educational programs by health centers for increasing the people awareness and attitudes about epilepsy is essential.

Keywords:
Attitude, Knowledge, Epilepsy, Ardabil


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Knowledge and attitude toward epilepsy among Ardabil Medical University students and staff, Ardabil, Iran


Authors
vahid abbasi
Department of Neurology,Faculty Of Medicine, Ardabil University Of Medical Science, Ardabil, Iran
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mortaza delkhosh reyhani
Department of Psychiatry,Faculty Of Medicine, Ardabil University Of Medical Science, Ardabil, Iran
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noushin mobaraki
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty Of Medicine, Ardabil University Of Medical Science, Ardabil, Iran
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hasan anari
Department of Radiology, Faculty Of Medicine, Ardabil University Of Medical Science, Ardabil, Iran.
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. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,Faculty Of Medicine, Ardabil University Of Medical Science, Ardabil, Iran.; n.mobaraki@arums.ac.ir

Publication history
Received 19 Feb 2019
Accepted 02 May 2019
Published online 23 May 2019
Published in print 15 Aug 2019

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abbasi v, reyhani md, mobaraki n, anari h. Knowledge and attitude toward epilepsy among Ardabil Medical University students and staff, Ardabil, Iran. IJMDC. 2019; 3(9): 755-758. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550557218


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abbasi v, reyhani md, mobaraki n, anari h. Knowledge and attitude toward epilepsy among Ardabil Medical University students and staff, Ardabil, Iran. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=32255 [Access: February 26, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550557218


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abbasi v, reyhani md, mobaraki n, anari h. Knowledge and attitude toward epilepsy among Ardabil Medical University students and staff, Ardabil, Iran. IJMDC. 2019; 3(9): 755-758. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550557218


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abbasi v, reyhani md, mobaraki n, anari h. Knowledge and attitude toward epilepsy among Ardabil Medical University students and staff, Ardabil, Iran. IJMDC. (2019), [cited February 26, 2020]; 3(9): 755-758. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550557218


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abbasi, v., reyhani, . m. d., mobaraki, . n. & anari, . h. (2019) Knowledge and attitude toward epilepsy among Ardabil Medical University students and staff, Ardabil, Iran. IJMDC, 3 (9), 755-758. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550557218


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abbasi, vahid, mortaza delkhosh reyhani, noushin mobaraki, and hasan anari. 2019. Knowledge and attitude toward epilepsy among Ardabil Medical University students and staff, Ardabil, Iran. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (9), 755-758. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550557218


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abbasi, vahid, mortaza delkhosh reyhani, noushin mobaraki, and hasan anari. "Knowledge and attitude toward epilepsy among Ardabil Medical University students and staff, Ardabil, Iran." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 755-758. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550557218


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

abbasi, vahid, mortaza delkhosh reyhani, noushin mobaraki, and hasan anari. "Knowledge and attitude toward epilepsy among Ardabil Medical University students and staff, Ardabil, Iran." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.9 (2019), 755-758. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550557218


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abbasi, v., reyhani, . m. d., mobaraki, . n. & anari, . h. (2019) Knowledge and attitude toward epilepsy among Ardabil Medical University students and staff, Ardabil, Iran. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (9), 755-758. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1550557218


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