Psychometric Properties of the Turkish Version of the Epilepsy-Related Fears in Parents Questionnaire


Yalcintug F. M., AYAR D.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NURSING-NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES, vol.57, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Purpose: Epilepsy affects both children and their parents, as it is a chronic disease with recurrent seizures. Parents play a key role in acceptance of the diagnosis of epilepsy by the child and compliance of the child with its treatment. Therefore, the perceptions and experiences of parents about this process are critical. The Epilepsy-Related Fears in Parents Questionnaire is one such instrument, and it has been used to measure the epilepsy-related fear experienced by parents who had children with epilepsy in Germany. This study aimed to analyze the psychometric properties of the Epilepsy-Related Fears in the Parents Questionnaire in Turkey.