A survey of public knowledge, attitudes, and practices with respect to epilepsy in Badissa Village, Centre Region of Cameroon
作者: Alfred K. NjamnshiFaustin N. YepnjioAnne-Cécile Zoung-Kanyi BissekEarnest N. TabahPierre Ongolo-ZogoFidèle DemaSamuel A. AngwaforJulius Y. FonsahAlain LekoubouFru F. AngwafoPierre JallonWalinjom F.T. Muna
作者单位: 1Department of Internal Medicine and Specialities, Neurology Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon
2Neurology Department, Central Hospital Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroon
3Fann University Hospital Centre, Dakar, Senegal
4National Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Yaoundé, Cameroon
5Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon
6Sa’a District Hospital, Centre Region, Cameroon
7Batibo District Hospital, Northwest Region, Cameroon
8Ministry of Public Health, Yaoundé, Cameroon
9EEG and Epileptology Unit, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
刊名: Epilepsy and Behavior, 2009, Vol.16 (2), pp.254-259
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2009.07.026
关键词: EpilepsyKnowledgeBeliefsAttitudesCultureBadissaCameroon
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Objective(#br)The aim of this study was to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) with respect to epilepsy in Badissa, as part of a series of studies mandated by the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health.(#br)Method(#br)We interviewed 164 subjects face-to-face during a door-to-door survey.(#br)Results(#br)All of the subjects had heard about epilepsy; 98.8% knew at least one patient with epilepsy, and 97.6% had seen at least one epileptic seizure. With respect to attitudes, 16% and 32% would respectively prevent their children from associating with and marrying, people with epilepsy; 55.5% would offer people with epilepsy equal employment. The independent determinants of attitudes were the belief that epilepsy is a form of insanity ( P =...
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  • epilepsy 癫痫
  • Cameroon 喀麦隆
  • knowledge 知识
  • public 公众的
  • survey 
  • respect 珍视