Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in gel form is increasingly being used in the treatment of a variety of childhood seizure disorders. The therapy involves intramuscular injections and can be associated with significant morbidity. A teaching/learning plan for parents or caregivers based on Knowles' theory of adult learning was developed and incorporated into the ACTH protocol presented here. Twenty-nine families completed this protocol. Despite a wide range of educational levels and support systems, all caregivers proved capable of administering the medication. Few complications were encountered. In interviews with the caregivers regarding the teaching-learning process, caregivers believed it contributed to their ability to complete the therapeutic program.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
- Clinical Neurology