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Educational video and story as effective interventions reducing epilepsy-related stigma among children measured by the verified Czech version of Stigma scale of epilepsy

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BRABCOVÁ, D., KOHOUT, J., WEBEROVÁ, V., POTUŽÁK, D., KOMÁREK, V. Educational video and story as effective interventions reducing epilepsy-related stigma among children measured by the verified Czech version of Stigma scale of epilepsy. Prague, Czech Republic, 2016.
Druh: PŘEDNÁŠKA, POSTER
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: Educational video and story as effective interventions reducing epilepsy-related stigma among children measured by the verified Czech version of Stigma scale of epilepsy
Rok vydání: 2016
Autoři: Mgr. Dana Brabcová Ph.D. , Mgr. Jiří Kohout Ph.D. , Veronika Weberová , Daniel Potužák , prof. Vladimír Komárek CSc.
Abstrakt EN: The aim of this contribution was to verify psychometric properties of the Czech version of the Stigma scale of epilepsy (SSE). Subsequently, the verified questionnaire was used for evaluation of effectiveness of two interventions focused on reduction of epilepsy-related stigma among children aged 9-11 years. The verification of the SSE questionnaire was carried out in the group of 207 pupils who completed it twice in interval of 3-6 months for the test-retest evaluation. In the intervention study, the first group of children involved in the study (n1 = 89) completed the SSE questionnaire, then watched a video and completed the same questionnaire immediately after the intervention. The same procedure was used for the second group (n2 = 93) where a story based on the content of video was read by instructor. The both groups came from the general population (no children with epilepsy were involved) and were retested 6 months later by the same questionnaire. It was proved that the Czech version of the SSE questionnaire exhibited very good psychometric properties including high internal consistency (Cronbach´s alpha of 0.856) and a clear and easy-to-interpret 4-factorial structure. Subsequently, we showed that the both interventions resulted in a decrease of epilepsy-related stigma immediately after the interventions (the average value on SSE decreased from 55.15 points before the video intervention to 46.84 points immediately after it and from 48.68 points to 45.38 points in the case of the story). Surprisingly, a further significant decrease was observed during the six months between the intervention and the retest (to 43.28 points in the case of the video and to 36.97 points in the case of the story). The results showed that the both interventions described are significant and effective ways to reduce epilepsy-related stigma in the given age group.
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