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A-A Kolahi, M Ghorbanpur-Valukolaei, M Abbasi-Kangevari, A-R Farsar
OBJECTIVE: To assess knowledge, attitudes, and first-aid measures about epilepsy among primary school teachers. METHOD: This cross-sectional study was conducted with participation of 342 primary school teachers during September 2016 to January 2017 in cities of Babol and Qaem-Shahr in Mazandaran Province in northern Iran. Primary schools were selected using simple random sampling. Data were collected through interviews using a structured questionnaire. The knowledge section included general knowledge, causes, symptoms, seizure triggers, first-aid measures, and recommended treatments...
March 12, 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Henriette Karoline Dumeier, Luca Anne Richter, Martina Patrizia Neininger, Freerk Prenzel, Wieland Kiess, Astrid Bertsche, Thilo Bertsche
Epinephrine auto-injectors are used for first aid in anaphylactic emergencies by non-healthcare professionals, e.g., (pre-)school teachers. We developed an education session for preschool teachers addressing allergies, anaphylactic emergencies, and administering auto-injectors. We assessed their attitudes and knowledge in allergies and anaphylactic emergency by a questionnaire and monitored their practical performance in administering auto-injectors before the education session, directly after, and 4-12 weeks after the session...
January 31, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
Danko Bakarčić, Sandra Hrvatin, Mia Maroević, Nataša Ivančić Jokić
The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to investigate the knowledge and attitude regarding emergency treatment of dental trauma among elementary school teachers in the city of Rijeka, Croatia. A total of 144 teachers answered a four-part questionnaire which comprised questions regarding demographic data, role and responsibility at the working place, knowledge about dental trauma, and motivation for further education on the topic. Nearly half of the participants (47.2%) reported having seen at least one dental trauma in their professional careers...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Mohamed A Elhassan, Amr A Alemairy, Zeinab M Amara, Abdrahman A Hamadelneel, Abbasher H Mohamed, Ahmed A Elaimeri
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is a continuing tendency to have seizures, i.e., a convulsion or any transient abnormal event resulting from paroxysmal cerebral neurons discharge, even if the attacks are separated by long intervals. Eighty-nine percent of the global burden of epilepsy is in developing countries. Knowledge about the disease is the cornerstone for its treatment and prevention. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess knowledge, attitude, and practice of secondary school teachers toward epilepsy in Khartoum state, Sudan...
December 2017: Neurology and Therapy
Tesfaye Berhe, Bethlehem Yihun, Emebet Abebe, Hailu Abera
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is one of the most common serious chronic brain disorders and is poorly understood by the public and has been associated with numerous misconceptions and beliefs. This, coupled with its dramatic clinical manifestations, has resulted in a strong social stigma. Since teachers have a key role in society as educators, the purpose of this study was to find out the knowledge, attitude, and practice towards epilepsy among school teachers. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was used to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of 135 teachers about epilepsy using a semi-structured, self-administered questionnaire...
May 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Meron Awraris Gebrewold, Fikre Enquselassie, Redda Teklehaimanot, Seid Ali Gugssa
BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia where the burden of epilepsy is highest among school age children and teenagers, and where people with epilepsy (PWE) and their relatives suffers from high level of perceived stigma, there had not been any study that assessed the knowledge, attitude and practice of teachers towards PWE. This study aims to assess and understand the social and demographic determinants of knowledge, attitude and practice of teachers towards PLW in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. METHODS: Multistage cluster sampling procedure was used to identify twenty schools from three sub cities of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
September 8, 2016: BMC Neurology
Noha Abdullah Al Aloola, Maya Saba, Lisa Nissen, Huda Abdullaziz Alewairdhi, Alhnouf Alaloola, Bandana Saini
OBJECTIVES: To develop, implement, and evaluate the effects of a school-based asthma educational program on Saudi primary school teachers' asthma awareness and competence in delivering asthma-related first aid interventions. METHODS: An asthma educational intervention program entitled "School Asthma Action Program" (SAAP) was designed based on pedagogical principles and implemented among teachers randomly selected from girls' primary schools in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
May 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Kim S Miller, Haddi J Cham, Eboni M Taylor, Faith L Berrier, Meghan Duffy, Jessica Vig, Lily Chipazi, Chawada Chakalisa, Sekou Sidibe, Kenau Swart, Nontobeko Sylvia Tau, Leslie F Clark
Providing adolescents with evidence-based sexual risk reduction interventions is critical to addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. Project AIM (Adult Identity Mentoring) is an innovative, evidence-based, youth development intervention that is being evaluated for the first time in Botswana through a 3-year (2015-2017), 50-school cluster randomized controlled trial, including testing for herpes simplex virus type 2 as a sexual activity biomarker. Conducting a trial of this magnitude requires the support and collaboration of government and community stakeholders...
August 2016: American Journal of Public Health
S Mururi
OBJECTIVE: To establish common disasters, preparedness and management in secondary school in Ruiru Division, Kiambu County, Kenya. DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: Out of the target population a hundred and twenty (120) respondents were selected from the students, teachers and the support staff. Eighteen key informants snowballed gave information that augmented the study findings. RESULTS: The respondents did not know how to use the first aid kit elements (= 835...
November 2014: East African Medical Journal
S Mururi
OBJECTIVE: To establish common disasters, preparedness and management in secondary school in Ruiru Division, Kiambu County, Kenya. DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: Out of the target population a hundred and twenty (120) respondents were selected from the students, teachers and the support staff. Eighteen key informants snowballed gave information that augmented the study findings. RESULTS: The respondents did not know how to use the first aid kit elements (= 835...
November 2014: East African Medical Journal
Nitin Joseph, Thanneermalai Narayanan, Saifuddin Bin Zakaria, Abhishek Venugopal Nair, Lavina Belayutham, Aathiya Mihiraa Subramanian, K G Gopakumar
INTRODUCTION: Circumstances requiring medical attention are common at schools. Teachers are often the first individuals to witness and handle situations requiring first aid and medical emergencies. AIM: To determine awareness, attitudes and practices of school teachers and the facilities available at schools with respect to administration of first aid. METHODS: Data were obtained from 146 teachers in nine schools in Mangalore, India, using a self-administered questionnaire...
December 2015: Journal of Primary Health Care
Lívia Azeredo Alves Antunes, Amanda Silva Rodrigues, Angela Maria do Couto Martins, Eduardo Seixas Cardoso, Nicolas Homsi, Leonardo Santos Antunes
BACKGROUND/AIM: School is a place with a high frequency of dental trauma, and several studies have shown that teachers' knowledge in how to act during acute dental emergencies is lacking. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the knowledge and actions of a group of Brazilian school teachers relative to dental trauma in permanent teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational study, from 27, schools randomized by lot was performed. All 205 teachers in the 27 schools answered a structured and self-administered questionnaire...
August 2016: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
Narges Karimi, Mohammad Heidari
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy comprised the highest proportion of neurological problem of childhood stage, which observed mostly in the first decade of life. The dramatic effect of having a seizure in the classroom can be very traumatic for any child. The knowledge and attitude of teachers toward epilepsy have a direct impact on the life of students with epilepsy. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted in Kermanshah (West of Iran). 305 teachers from 25 public schools were randomly participated in this study...
July 6, 2015: Iranian Journal of Neurology
Takele Menna, Ahmed Ali, Alemayehu Worku
BACKGROUND: It is widely argued that school teachers in sub-Saharan Africa are being affected and will continue to be affected by the AIDS epidemic. Teachers are considered as a high-risk group with respect to HIV/AIDS, particularly in high prevalence countries, where the epidemic has devastating impact on the teaching profession OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the trends of mortality among primary and secondary school teachers in Addis Ababa during this era of HIV/AIDS...
April 2015: Ethiopian Medical Journal
Christian N Eze, Olufunke M Ebuehi, Francesco Brigo, Willem M Otte, Stanley C Igwe
PURPOSE: High rates of poor knowledge of, and negative attitudes towards people with epilepsy (PWE) are generally found among school teachers. Their first aid epilepsy management skills are poor. It remains unknown if this is different among trainee teachers and whether educational intervention might reduce these rates. We examined the effect of health education on the knowledge, attitudes, and first aid management of epilepsy on trainee teachers in Nigeria. METHODS: Baseline data and socio-demographic determinants were collected from 226 randomly selected trainee teachers, at the Federal College of Education, Lagos, Nigeria, with self-administered questionnaires...
December 2015: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
Jobran M Alqahtani
OBJECTIVES: Epilepsy is a very common chronic neurological disorder in children throughout the world. This study was conducted to assess Saudi male schoolteachers' knowledge of epilepsy and practice in Southern Saudi Arabia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among male teachers; 315 teachers filled a well-designed and pretested self administered questionnaire. RESULTS: Approximately three-quarters (72...
September 2015: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Piyali De
Safe childhood is the foundation of a good future. Children face different kinds of accidents at school premises while playing. Prevention of these accidents and their management is essential. A study was therefore conducted among school teachers at Anekal Taluk, Bangalore to make them aware about different accidents of children at school premises and their first aid management. The sample consisted of 30 primary and higher primary school teachers selected by convenience sampling technique. The analysis showed that improvement of knowledge occurred after administering structured teaching programme (STP) on first aid management...
November 2014: Nursing Journal of India
Bo Wang, Lynette Deveaux, Valerie Knowles, Veronica Koci, Glenda Rolle, Sonja Lunn, Xiaoming Li, Bonita Stanton
The Bahamian Ministry of Education has elected to implement at a national level in all Bahamian government grade six classes an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention [Focus on Youth in the Caribbean (FOYC)]. This study explores fidelity of implementation of the intervention, factors that may influence implementation fidelity, and the impact of variations in the implementation fidelity on student outcomes. Data were collected in the first wave of national implementation in 2011, involving 35 government primary schools and 110 teachers and 2,811 students...
January 2015: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
Uthkarsh Pallavisarji, Gopalkrishna Gururaj, Rao Nagaraja Girish
BACKGROUND: Injuries rank among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and are steadily increasing in developing countries like India. However, it is often possible to minimize injury and crash consequences by providing effective pre-hospital services promptly. In most low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), transportation of road traffic victims, is usually provided by relatives, taxi drivers, truck drivers, police officers and other motorists who are often untrained...
2013: Archives of Trauma Research
Sonu Goel, Navpreet Singh, Vivek Lal, Amarjeet Singh
PURPOSE: School teachers can play a key role in the first-aid management of school children experiencing a seizure. The teachers have a pivotal role in disseminating knowledge to the children of diseases experienced by them and developing positive attitudes among the children regarding the diseases. The present study investigated the knowledge and practices used by teachers to manage epileptic seizures. The study also tested an epilepsy intervention educational package to see whether it improved the knowledge and practices of the teachers regarding epilepsy...
January 2014: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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