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khftan P, Gholami Jam F. Comparison of Self – Efficacy between single and married people with epilepsy (Emphasizing the family role to improve health). frooyesh. 2018; 6 (4) :29-44
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 The main purpose of this study was comparing the self – efficacy level in single and married people with epilepsy, and the role of family to improve the self efficacy is considered. This research was a descriptive – comparative study. From the patient that were visited in Epilepsy Clinic of Imam Hussein Hospital, 132 Patient with epilepsy (87 single patient, 45 married patient) were selected based on using purposive processed and with considered include criteria. A check List of demographics information and Epilepsy self – efficacy Scale were used to collect data. The results of current study revealed that there is a meaningful different in self –efficacy level in single and married people with epilepsy (p=0/009). Also the results showed that there isn’t a meaningful different in self –efficacy level in men and women with epilepsy (p=0/243). self – efficacy is an important factor in improvement the self – management in people with chronic diseases. The self – efficacy level in married people with epilepsy is higher than single people, because of emotional support that they are received. Based on these results the author proposes the family centered interventions designs and implementations and also patient family education is useful. There interventions leads to increases self – efficacy level in patients and it directly influence to patients to well control disease and their general health.

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Type of Article: Research | Subject: General Psychology
Received: 2017/02/4 | Revised: 2018/01/27 | Accepted: 2017/07/23 | ePublished: 2018/01/13

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