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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Feelings And Behaviors Of Parents Of Children With Epilepsy [sentimentos E Reações De Pais De Crianças Epilépticas.]
Author: De Souza E.A.
Nista C.R.
Scotoni A.E.
Guerreiro M.M.
Abstract: PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of support groups in identifying parents feelings and behaviors facing the diagnosis of epilepsy in their children. METHODS: Protocols were applied to 18 parents before and after the sessions. Each protocol consisted of questions concerning feelings and beliefs toward epilepsy as well as children-parent interactions. RESULTS: The following feelings were observed: disappointment (94.4%), fear (72.2%), frightening (27.8%), sadness (33.3%), anxiety (27.8%) and rejection (38.9%). These feelings were associated with overprotection (83.3%) and a lack of limits (38.9%). Parents reported feeling of safety after seizure control and 77.8% associate major of difficulties to the lack of information and the inadequate beliefs involved. After support sessions, 94.4% of the parents reported less anxiety. CONCLUSION: Support groups dispel misconception, clarify child parent relationships and prevent behavioral difficulties.
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. , v. 56, n. 1, p. 39 - 44, 1998.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 1998
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