Background and aim
Epilepsy has a variety of symptoms which are hard to be controlled. Some of epileptic children have the symptom like ADHD.
The aim of this research is to clarify the difficulties and resources about home training by mothers with epileptic children having the symptom like ADHD.
I conducted a semi-structured interview with 8 mothers with epileptic children having the symptom like ADHD and analyzed the data of word-for-word record by a qualitative descriptive method. As ethical considerations, I got approval of research the ethics committee, and explained the research to human research subject, and obtained the consent.
Each 6 categories were extracted as the difficulties and resources about home training by mothers with epileptic children having the symptom like ADHD.
The difficulties about home training are “Futile feeling to reason with their children”, “Getting irritated at ill-mannered children”, “Being disappointed at admonishing them about the common sense”, “Be conscious of appearance too much”, “Actual feeling of difficulties to control taking antiepileptic” and “Calling children’s attention gingerly”.
Resources about home training are “Obeying the regulations of taking antiepileptic”, “Adjustment of lifestyle after consideration about preventing epileptic fit”, “Not leaving children alone”, “Observing the course of epileptic fit”, “understanding the difficulties about memorizing and concentration by children” and “Attaching importance to call out to children”.
Most mothers were confronted with feeling difficulty of home training to epileptic children. But it was clarified that they disciplined children about personal relations.