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IJHSR. 2015; 5(8): 417-423

A study to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding epilepsy management in school children among Primary School teachers working in selected primary schools at Malur, Kolar, Karnataka.

Shrikant Desai, Prabhuswami Hiremath, Prakash Naregal.

Introduction: Epilepsy is the most frequent neurological disorder. Teacher should have the basic knowledge about the management of convulsion to provide first and foremost care to the child to save its life.
Methodology: This is experimental study with 50 samples of subjects, conducted in various primary schools. The sample size was 25 teachers in experimental group and 25 in control group selected by Stratified random sampling technique. The structured self administered questionnaire was used to collect data.
Result: The mean post test knowledge (16.72 2.99) was higher than mean pre test knowledge scores (5.4 2.69). In pre-test 84% of respondents had inadequate knowledge, 16% had moderate and no one had adequate knowledge. In post-test in experimental group 66% had adequate & 44% had moderate knowledge and in control group 84% of respondents had inadequate knowledge, 16% had moderate knowledge and no one of the respondents had adequate knowledge.

Key words: assess, effectiveness, epilepsy, teacher, planned teaching programme, Primary School, knowledge.

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