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Table 3 General and first-aid knowledge about epilepsy (N = 1069)

From: Knowledge and attitudes among preschools staff in Shanghai, China, regarding epilepsy

Item Teachers With healthcare training
aN (%)
(N = 193)
Other
aN (%)
(N = 876)
Total.
aN (%)
(N = 1069)
Chi-square test value p
General knowledge about epilepsy
 Epilepsy is an infectious disease 45 (23.3%) 137 (15.6%) 182 (17%) 5.060 0.029
 Epilepsy is a chronic brain disease and cannot be cured or controlled 117 (57.9%) 452 (52.1%) 569 (69.3%) 2.204 0.138
Accuracy of knowledge of first-aid for seizures
 Have experience applying first-aid for
seizures
61 (31.6%) 127 (14.5%) 188 (17.6%) 31.848 < 0.001
Correct
 Lay the child on his or her side 85 (44.0%) 182 (20.8%) 266 (24.9%) 45.684 < 0.001
 Move harmful objects out of the way 59 (30.6%) 163 (18.6%) 221 (20.7%) 13.755 < 0.001
 Protect the child’s head 93 (48.2%) 294 (33.6%) 386 (36.1%) 16.646 < 0.001
 Wait until the seizure ends 24 (12.4%) 60 (6.8%) 84 (7.9%) 6.816 0.009
 Administer related medicines 8 (4.1%) 34 (3.9%) 42 (3.9%) 0.029 0.864
 Dial the 120 emergency number 89 (46.1%) 345 (39.4%) 433 (40.1%) 2.971 0.085
Incorrect
 Pull the child’s tongue 7 (3.6%) 26 (3.0%) 33 (3.1%) 0.230 0.632
 Adjust cramped limbs 19 (9.8%) 74 (8.4%) 93 (8.7%) 0.389 0.533
 Put something in the child’s mouth 118 (61.1%) 620 (70.8%) 738 (69%) 6.870 0.009
  1. aN denotes the number of valid answers