A study on awareness and attitude of teachers on epilepsy in Istanbul

Bekiroglu N., Ozkan R., Gurses C., Arpaci B., Dervent A.

SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, cilt.13, sa.7, ss.517-522, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.seizure.2003.12.007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.517-522


Epilepsy is a disease frequently seen among school children. Children having seizures may bother their teachers, who do not receive specific training about epilepsy during their education. Moreover, teachers feet desperate not knowing how to handle the situation. In a series of seminars it was our aim both to investigate and to improve the present awareness, knowledge, and attitude of elementary school teachers about epilepsy in Istanbul. In the pre- and post-seminar tests teachers who attended the seminar on a voluntary basis, were asked 29 questions. There were 346 male and female participants aged (mean +/- S.D.) 32.19 +/- 7.25. 69.3% of the participating teachers had either read or heard about epilepsy, while 71.9% had seen someone having a seizure and 59.4% knew someone with epilepsy.