Perspective of people with epilepsy about Epilepsy

  • Zeighami Reza Psychiatric Nursing Department, Nursing and Midwifery College, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Bahonar Avenue, Qazvin, IR Iran
  • Shokati M Community health Nursing Department, Nursing and Midwifery College, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Hossein Zadeh K Community health Nursing Department, Nursing and Midwifery College, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Sahar Parsipur Health Promotion advisor Medecins Sans Frontieres – Artsen zonder Grenzen Plantage Middenlaan 14 1018 DD Amsterdam, Netherland
Keywords: Epilepsy; perspective; phenomenology; hermeneutic; nursing; Iran

Abstract

Objective: This study aims to define epilepsy patient perspective about epilepsy.

Material & methods:Phenomenological hermeneutic approach is used by emphasizing on van Manon (2001) method. In this study participants have chosen by targeted sampling. Semi structured interviews as well as observation have deployed for data collection

Results: Patient’s perspective explored by main four themes including: dumb concept, destructive agent of present and future’s life, the cause of social isolation and divine punishment.

Conclusion:Epilepsy is a disorder which is bounded by ambiguity and unawareness among patients and societies. The disease also known by them as an incurable and destructive disease, present and future’s life destructive element, the cause of social isolation, divine punishment and atonement for sins.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.20(2) 2021 p.374-378

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2021-02-01
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Reza, Z., M, S., K, H., & Parsipur, S. (2021). Perspective of people with epilepsy about Epilepsy. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 20(2), 374-378. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v20i2.51551
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