Exploration of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Among Family Caregivers Towards Epileptic Patients in a Selected District in Rwanda.

Placide Mutabazi


This study explored how, in low income countries, the care of persons with epilepsy often falls onto family members and friends. This study aimed at exploring the knowledge, attitudes and practices among family caregivers of epileptic patients in their community. An exploratory-descriptive design was used and data were collected using a face-to-face questionnaire to interview 60 family caregivers of epileptic patients. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 18. The Chi-Square test (?2) was used and considered p-value 0.05 as the level of significance at 95% Confidence Interval (95% CI). Findings of this study showed the majority of respondents (98.3%) have helped or seen an epileptic while convulsing. The study has shown also a strong relationship between the level of education and knowledge of the disease and attitudes and practices done to epileptic patients.


Attitudes, Family Caregiver, Knowledge, Practices, Seizures, Quality of life

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