Mrs. Maryam Izadi Laybidi,
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of nursing care in epilepsy. In this experimental study, 120 nurses from hospitals in Isfahan were randomly divided into control and experimental groups (60 each). The data collection tool was a questionnaire based on nursing care in epilepsy. The case group received an educational program for one month and 3 months after the educational intervention, both groups completed the questionnaire and the data was analyzed. The findings of the study indicated that there was no significant difference between the two groups in terms of professional behavior, communication, personal approach, empathy and respect before the educational intervention, while after the intervention, the mentioned factors significantly increased in the experimental group, in comparison to the control group (p=0.001). Based on this study, the designed nursing care education program is effective in promoting nurses' professional behaviors, communication, personal approach, empathy and respect. In addition, educational control, monitoring and follow up are recommended in the implementation of these programs.