Protocol for ACTH administration in refractory childhood seizures: educational strategies.

C. O'Dell, K. Maloney-Lutz, Shlomo Shinnar, Karen R. Ballaban-Gil, H. Kang, L. Lightstone, L. Chester, M. Sinnett, Solomon L. Moshe

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-369
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Volume27
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1995

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Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
Caregivers
Seizures
Learning
Teaching
Aptitude
Intramuscular Injections
Epilepsy
Therapeutics
Parents
Gels
Interviews
Morbidity

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Protocol for ACTH administration in refractory childhood seizures : educational strategies. / O'Dell, C.; Maloney-Lutz, K.; Shinnar, Shlomo; Ballaban-Gil, Karen R.; Kang, H.; Lightstone, L.; Chester, L.; Sinnett, M.; Moshe, Solomon L.

In: The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, Vol. 27, No. 6, 12.1995, p. 363-369.

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