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[ Article ] Knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among key people involved in the employment of people with epilepsy in southern Benin

Date de soumission: 23-02-2017
Année de Publication: 2015
Entité/Laboratoire Laboratoire Épidémiologisque des Maladies Chroniques et Neurologiques (LEMACEN)
Document type : Article
Discipline(s) : Santé Publiques, Services médicaux & soins de santé
Titre Knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among key people involved in the employment of people with epilepsy in southern Benin
Auteurs HOUNSOSSOU C. HUBERT [1], Queneuille J. P. [2], Ibinga E. [3], Preux Pierre-Marie [4], Dalmay François [5], Druet-Cabanac Michel [6], Houinato Dismand [7],
Journal: Epilepsy & Behavior
Catégorie Journal: Internationale
Impact factor: 0
Volume Journal: 42
DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.10.022
Resume Purpose This study aimed to investigate knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among individuals working to achieve, or promote, the employment and retention in employment of people with epilepsy (PWE) in Benin. Methods We interviewed 300 subjects using a self-administered questionnaire. Results Knowledge: 93% had heard of epilepsy; 8.8% had at least one person with epilepsy (PWE) in their family; and 67.3% had witnessed a person having epileptic seizures. Attitudes and behavior: 95.3% and 95%, respectively, expressed their views that PWE should be able to enter mainstream education and that PWE should marry; 76.4% considered PWE equal to themselves; and 28.6% reported they would not hire a PWE. We found some associations between demographic characteristics and knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among respondents. A few unhelpful aspects of knowledge, attitudes, and behavior were identified. Conclusions Our study showed a fairly high level of accurate knowledge of epilepsy, but some misperceptions and unhelpful attitudes and practices toward PWE in Benin were noted. This study's findings can be used to help plan appropriate strategies based on correcting misperceptions concerning inclusion and retention in employment of PWE in Benin.
Mots clés Knowledge, attitudes, behaviorepilepsy, southern Benin
Pages 153 - 158
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