Evidence-Based Intervention for Families of Children with Epilepsy

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Title:
Evidence-Based Intervention for Families of Children with Epilepsy
Author:
Costolo, Megan
Issue Date:
2011
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this paper is to propose an evidence-based intervention guideline to increase effective coping and positive adaptation in families with a preschool age child who has epilepsy. This population was chosen because there is a lack of research regarding interventions for families of preschool age children with epilepsy. Relevant literature was reviewed to summarize the effects of childhood epilepsy on families, and to assess the effectiveness of interventions to improve coping and adaptation in these families. The main stressors caused by epilepsy are knowledge deficits about epilepsy, knowledge deficits about treatments for epilepsy, increased seizure frequency, and emotional disturbances caused by epilepsy. Prior interventions for families of children with epilepsy included psychoeducational programs, support groups, education programs, family counseling groups, and therapeutic alliance. All interventions in the studies reviewed had positive outcomes for families of children with epilepsy. However, psychoeducational programs tended to address all of the common stressors, whereas other interventions did not. This paper provides an evidence-based intervention guideline for families affected by epilepsy. The significance and limitations of the program are discussed, and recommendations for future research in this area are presented.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Nursing
Degree Name:
D.N.P.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Archbold, Kristen H.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEvidence-Based Intervention for Families of Children with Epilepsyen_US
dc.creatorCostolo, Meganen_US
dc.contributor.authorCostolo, Meganen_US
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to propose an evidence-based intervention guideline to increase effective coping and positive adaptation in families with a preschool age child who has epilepsy. This population was chosen because there is a lack of research regarding interventions for families of preschool age children with epilepsy. Relevant literature was reviewed to summarize the effects of childhood epilepsy on families, and to assess the effectiveness of interventions to improve coping and adaptation in these families. The main stressors caused by epilepsy are knowledge deficits about epilepsy, knowledge deficits about treatments for epilepsy, increased seizure frequency, and emotional disturbances caused by epilepsy. Prior interventions for families of children with epilepsy included psychoeducational programs, support groups, education programs, family counseling groups, and therapeutic alliance. All interventions in the studies reviewed had positive outcomes for families of children with epilepsy. However, psychoeducational programs tended to address all of the common stressors, whereas other interventions did not. This paper provides an evidence-based intervention guideline for families affected by epilepsy. The significance and limitations of the program are discussed, and recommendations for future research in this area are presented.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectNursingen_US
thesis.degree.nameD.N.P.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorArchbold, Kristen H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, Elaineen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGallek, Matthew J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArchbold, Kristen H.en_US
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