Knowledge about epilepsy among health professionals: a cross-sectional survey in São Paulo, Brazil

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dc.contributor.author Vancini, Rodrigo Luiz [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Benedito-Silva, Ana Amelia
dc.contributor.author Sousa, Bolivar Saldanha [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Silva, Sergio Gomes da [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Souza-Vancini, Maria Iones
dc.contributor.author Vancini-Campanharo, Cassia Regina [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Cabral, Francisco Romero
dc.contributor.author Lima, Cristiano de [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Barbosa de Lira, Claudio Andre
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T14:17:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T14:17:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-000919
dc.identifier.citation Bmj Open. London: Bmj Publishing Group, v. 2, n. 2, 6 p., 2012.
dc.identifier.issn 2044-6055
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/34359
dc.description.abstract Objective: To evaluate the epilepsy knowledge among health professionals in São Paulo, Brazil.Design: This is a cross-sectional study.Participants: Professionals with academic degrees in physical education (n=134), nutrition (n=116), medicine (n=100), psychology (n=53), nursing (n=122) and physiotherapy (n=99) who lived in São Paulo City, Brazil.Primary and secondary outcome measures: Knowledge of health professionals about epilepsy.Methods: Professionals with academic degrees in physical education (n=134), nutrition (n=116), medicine (n=100), psychology (n=53), nursing (n=122) and physiotherapy (n=99) who lived in São Paulo City, Brazil, were invited to participate in the study. the subjects (n=624) answered a questionnaire composed of 25 simple closed-ended questions from three areas: personal, educational and knowledge.Results: Out of all subjects, 88.5% (n=552) had a postgraduate education, while 11.5% (n=72) had only an undergraduate degree. the authors found that physical educators, nutritionists and physiotherapists received lower scores on their epilepsy knowledge than other health professionals.Conclusions: Health professionals are considered better-educated group inside the society, especially with regards to healthcare issues. Thus, it is important they also have an accurate and correct knowledge about epilepsy. the findings of the present study indicate an imperative improvement in education about epilepsy, as well as an inclusion of formal programmes for epilepsy education especially for non-medical professionals. An improvement in epilepsy education might contribute to an improvement in epilepsy care and management. en
dc.description.sponsorship Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.format.extent 6
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Bmj Publishing Group
dc.relation.ispartof Bmj Open
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.title Knowledge about epilepsy among health professionals: a cross-sectional survey in São Paulo, Brazil en
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institution Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institution Inst Israelita Ensino & Pesquisa Albert Einstein
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG)
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Fisiol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ São Paulo, Escola Artes Ciencias & Humanidades, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ São Paulo, Fac Med, Div Urol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Enfermagem, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Inst Israelita Ensino & Pesquisa Albert Einstein, Inst Cerebro, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Psicobiol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation UFG, Setor Fisiol Humana & Exercicio, Jatai, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Fisiol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Enfermagem, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Psicobiol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.file WOS000315042100089.pdf
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-000919
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000315042100089



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