oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Knowledge and beliefs about epilepsy in mothers of children with epilepsy: a view from a developing country

Volume 39, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Twenty two mothers of children with epilepsy attending an EEG department were interviewed using a semistructured interview schedule examining knowledge about epilepsy, attitudes towards their children and the pathways to treatment. The overwhelming impression is of a lack knowledge and uncertainty in the mothers about the condition. This is discussed in terms of effects on treatment and health educational programmes.

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