Year : 2022 | Volume
: 16 | Issue : 2 | Page : 77--80
Awareness and attitude of first-aid seizure management among physiotherapy undergraduate students
Sanskruti Sehul Modi1, Dinesh Chavhan2, Rachana Dabadghav3, Ashok Shyam4, Parag Sancheti4
1 Department of Physiotherapy, Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Neuro Physiotherapy, Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Research Coordinator, Sancheti Institute, College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India
4 Department of MS Orthopaedics, Sancheti Institute of Orthopedics Rehabilitation, Pune, Maharashtra, India
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder. In Indian society, there are various misconceptions and practices performed while an individual is having an epileptic seizure and social acceptance is poor and stigmatized. As health-care professionals, physiotherapists need to know the first-aid management for seizures to prevent further harm caused by the episode. By increasing awareness, prompt treatment can be administered, which will subsequently lead to better survival rates.
AIMS: The aim of this study was to find out the awareness and attitude of first-aid seizure management among physiotherapy undergraduate students.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Approval from the institutional ethical committee was obtained for the study and validated by three experts in the field. Two hundred and five students in the age group of 20–24 years from 3rd year to 4th year and interns were included through convenience sampling. Subjects were recruited from various physiotherapy colleges through Google Forms. A Google Form link constituting the information and description of the study, and a self-made questionnaire were circulated to the subjects. Consent was taken before participating in the study. The responses were recorded, and descriptive analysis was done using SPSS software version 26.
RESULTS: Participants were in the age group of 20–24 years, of which awareness toward first-aid management is lacking as 35% agree to hold them and help to restrict movement during a seizure, and 27% agree to insert a spoon or metal into his mouth. Attitude is positive toward first-aid seizure management.
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that physiotherapy undergraduate students lack awareness of management and attitude positive toward first-aid seizure management.
Dr. Dinesh Chavhan
Sancheti Healthcare Academy, 11/12 Thube Park, Shivajinagar, Pune - 411 005, Maharashtra
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Modi SS, Chavhan D, Dabadghav R, Shyam A, Sancheti P. Awareness and attitude of first-aid seizure management among physiotherapy undergraduate students.Physiother - J Indian Assoc Physiother 2022;16:77-80
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Modi SS, Chavhan D, Dabadghav R, Shyam A, Sancheti P. Awareness and attitude of first-aid seizure management among physiotherapy undergraduate students. Physiother - J Indian Assoc Physiother [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jun 3 ];16:77-80
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