Medication self-management and the quality of discharge education among parents of children with epilepsy

Hyun Jie Lee, Eun Kyoung Choi, Hee Soon Kim, Hoon Chul Kang

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Abstract

Introduction: Medication self-management is critical among children with epilepsy. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the perceptions regarding the quality of discharge education among parents of children with epilepsy. In addition, we assessed the impact of their perceptions on medication self-management. The quality of discharge education was assessed in two parts: content and delivery. The quality of delivery was defined as the manner in which nurses teach the content regarding hospital discharge. Methods: Forty-seven parents of children with epilepsy completed the questionnaires regarding demographics, the quality of discharge education, and medication self-management (the Quality of Discharge Teaching Scale and the Pediatric Epilepsy Medication Self-Management Questionnaire). Results: Parent-reported quality of discharge education was positively correlated with medication self-management (r = 0.305; p =.037). Parent-reported quality of delivery, but not the amount of content, was positively correlated with medication self-management (r = 0.347; p =.017). Conclusions: These data suggest that efforts to improve medication self-management among children with epilepsy should include strategies to develop teaching skills among nurses delivering the discharge education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume94
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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