The Effectiveness of Educational Program Using Cartoon Animation Video for Caregivers of Children with Epilepsy on Epilepsy Knowledge of Caregivers Among Children with Epilepsy
Keywords:children with epilepsy, caregiver, educational program, Cartoon Animation Video
Background: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder and a major public health problem in Thailand. In children with epilepsy, it is necessary to receive proper care. The proper care can prevent and control seizures. Therefore, pediatric nurses need to be promote accurate epilepsy knowledge and understanding of epilepsy care that led to caregivers can properly care for children with epilepsy. Objectives: To examine the effect of educational program using cartoon animation video for caregivers of children with epilepsy on epilepsy knowledge of caregivers. Methods: This research was quasi-experimental research.( the one group pre-posttest design). The samples were caregivers of 36 children with newly diagnosed with epilepsy who were received antiepileptic drugs, aged 1-12 years. The statistics used for data analysis were one-way repeated measure ANOVA. Results: After the experiment, scores of epilepsy knowledge in caregivers were significantly higher scores than those before the experiment. (p<0.001) These finding showed that the educational program using cartoon animation video can enhance epilepsy knowledge. Conclusion: Educational program using video animation was a tool to improve epilepsy knowledge in caregivers of children with epilepsy. Therefore, nurse should use the educational program using cartoon animation video to promote epilepsy knowledge in caregivers, leading to appropriate care of children with epilepsy.
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