The association between seizure self-efficacy of children with epilepsy and the perceived stigma

AYAR D., BEKTAŞ M., Unalp A., Edizer S., Yalcintug F. M., Gudeloglu E.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, vol.110, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 110
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107141
  • Journal Name: EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Keywords: Epilepsy, Children with epilepsy, Stigma, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, MANAGEMENT SKILLS, PEOPLE, ADOLESCENTS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This study used a descriptive, correlational, and cross-sectional research design to evaluate the effect of seizure self-efficacy of children with epilepsy on their perceived stigma of seizure. The study was conducted with 303 children with epilepsy. The data of the study were collected using "the Seizure Self-Efficacy Scale for Children" and "the Scale for Perceived Stigma in Children with Epilepsy". The mean age of the children included in the study was 12.65 +/- 2.37. The correlation between seizure self-efficacy of the children and their perceived seizure stigma was examined; a strong, significant, and negative correlation was found. It is recommended that the awareness of all health professionals should be increased in approaching children with epilepsy and that self-efficacy and stigma should be addressed. (C) 2020 Published by Elsevier Inc.