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Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey
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Epilepsy Ireland - Attitudes and Knowledge Survey

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A survey of Irish people's awareness and knowledge in relation to epilepsy. …

A survey of Irish people's awareness and knowledge in relation to epilepsy.

Survey conducted in January 2013.

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  • 1. Epilepsy Knowledge and Attitudes January Omnibus A Presentation Prepared For January 2013 By MG/KP S13-001
  • 2. 2 Research MethodologyA number of questions were placed on the Amárach ResearchJanuary omnibus. The omnibus survey is a syndicated surveywhereby clients can include questions within the survey.A total sample of 1001 was achieved with quotas set on gender,age, social class and region to achieve a sample aligned withnational population. Due to the high proliferation of the internetamong the Irish population, the Amárach Research omnibus iscompleted fully online.Interviewing fieldwork dates were January 14th – 18th.
  • 3. MAIN FINDINGS
  • 4. 4 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Knows somebody with Epilepsy People who know somebody with Epilepsy (N=454) % Gender % – Male 46 – Female 44 Age No 39% 45% Yes – 15-24 46 – 25-34 51 – 35-44 39 16% – 45-54 47 – 55+ 44 Don’t know Region – Dublin 50 Almost half (45%) of the Irish – Rest of Leinster 43 population know someone – Munster 43 who has epilepsy – Connaught 44Q. Do you know of anyone who has epilepsy?
  • 5. 5 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Witnessed an epileptic seizure Those who have witnesses a seizure (N=382) % Gender % – Male 42 – Female 35 Age – 15-24 35 45% No Yes – 25-34 39 38% – 35-44 36 – 45-54 38 17% – 55+ 41 Region – Dublin 39 Don’t know – Rest of Leinster 42 – Munster 36 Those who know someone – Connaught 34 with epilepsy are significantly Know someone with Epilepsy more likely to witness an Yes 60 epileptic seizure No 21Q. Has anyone ever had a seizure in your presence?
  • 6. 6 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Knowing what to do when Those who know what to do if someone has a seizure someone is having a seizure (N=429) % Gender % – Male 46 – Female 40 Age – 15-24 39 No 38% 43% Yes – 25-34 45 – 35-44 41 – 45-54 40 19% – 55+ 47 Region – Dublin 45 Don’t know – Rest of Leinster 43 – Munster 40 Those who know someone – Connaught 43 with epilepsy are likely to have a better understanding Know someone with Epilepsy of what they should do if Yes 62 someone has a seizure No 29Q. Would you know what to do if someone was having a seizure in your presence?
  • 7. 7 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Those who would not employ Employ someone with Epilepsy someone who had Epilepsy Gender (N=189) % % – Male 18 – Female 20 Age – 15-24 16 63% – 25-34 21 No Yes – 35-44 21 – 45-54 18 19% – 55+ 18 18% Region – Dublin 19 – Rest of Leinster 17 Don’t know – Munster 22 – Connaught 17 Those who know someone Know someone with Epilepsy with epilepsy are likely to Yes 10 have a greater understanding No 25 and are therefore more likely to employ someone with epilepsy.Q. Would you employ a person with epilepsy?
  • 8. 8 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Epilepsy is Contagious Those who know Epilepsy is True/False? not Contagious Gender (N=68) % % – Male 80 – Female 92 Age – 15-24 83 No – 25-34 86% 76 – 35-44 88 – 45-54 91 7% – 55+ 94 7% Yes Region – Dublin 80 Don’t know – Rest of Leinster 86 – Munster 89 – Connaught 92 It is surprising to note that Know someone with Epilepsy 7% of people think that epilepsy is contagious whilst Yes 85 a further 7% are unsure, No 91 potentially leading to discrimination and exclusionQ. Answer true, false or don’t know to the following statements – Epilepsy is a contagious condition?
  • 9. 9 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) People with Epilepsy must Those who believe people with avoid flashing lights Epilepsy must avoid flashing lights Gender (N=711) % % – Male 70 – Female 72 Yes Age – 15-24 70 71% – 25-34 65 – 35-44 73 – 45-54 70 12% – 55+ 76 No Region 16% – Dublin 70 – Rest of Leinster 66 Don’t know – Munster 77 – Connaught 79 It is believed by over 70% of Know someone with Epilepsy people that the majority of Yes 71 people who have epilepsy No 72 must avoid flashing/flickering lightsQ. Answer true, false or don’t know to the following statements – the majority of people with epilepsy must avoid flashing or flickering lights?
  • 10. 10 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Almost all seizures involve falling Those who believe that all seizures to the ground & jerking movements involve convulsions on the ground Gender (N=430) % % – Male 43 – Female 43 Age – 15-24 41 – 25-34 45 43% Yes 38% – 35-44 44 No – 45-54 40 – 55+ 44 19% Region – Dublin 43 – Rest of Leinster 43 Don’t know – Munster 42 There is confusion among – Connaught 43 respondents on the effects of a Know someone with Epilepsy epileptic seizure. The data indicates that almost half (43%) Yes 43 believe that almost all seizures No 45 involve falling on the ground in convulsions.Q. Answer true, false or don’t know to the following statements – Almost all seizures involve falling to the ground followed by jerking movements.
  • 11. 11 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Not all Seizures require Those who say that not all seizures medical attention require medical attention Gender (N=559) % % – Male 55 – Female 56 Age – 15-24 38 Yes 56% – 25-34 48 – 35-44 59 – 45-54 63 No 24% – 55+ 64 20% Region – Dublin 46 – Rest of Leinster 56 Don’t know – Munster 61 – Connaught 62 Younger cohorts are significantly Know someone with Epilepsy more likely to believe that all seizures require medical Yes 62 attention. People who know PWE No 55 are more likely to say they don’t require medical attentionQ. Answer true, false or don’t know to the following statements – not all seizures require immediate medical intervention?
  • 12. 12 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Epilepsy negatively Those who believe that Epilepsy effect intelligence does not affect intelligence Gender (N=827) % % – Male 78 No – Female 87 Age – 15-24 74 83% – 25-34 78 – 35-44 84 – 45-54 88 – 55+ 88 12% 5% Region – Dublin 78 – Rest of Leinster 84 Don’t know Yes – Munster 85 – Connaught 85 17% of the population think, Know someone with Epilepsy or are unsure as to whether Yes 85 people with epilepsy are less No 82 intelligent as a result of their conditionQ. Answer true, false or don’t know to the following statements – having epilepsy negatively affects a persons intelligence?
  • 13. 13 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) There is a social stigma attached Those who feel there is a stigma to those with Epilepsy attached to Epilepsy Gender (N=499) % % – Male 55 – Female 45 Age – 15-24 46 Yes 50% – 25-34 48 23% – 35-44 53 No – 45-54 49 – 55+ 52 27% Region – Dublin 52 – Rest of Leinster 46 Don’t know – Munster 48 – Connaught 55 50% of respondents believe that a negative stigma is Know someone with Epilepsy attached to those who have Yes 59 epilepsy. This instance is No 45 highest in respondents who know someone with epilepsyQ. Answer true, false or don’t know to the following statements – there is a social stigma attached to those who have epilepsy?
  • 14. 14 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Would you prevent someone from Those who would place swallowing tongue during a seizure something in mouth by placing something in their mouth Gender (N=508) % % – Male 56 – Female 45 Age – 15-24 42 Yes – 25-34 52 51% – 35-44 47 No 31% – 45-54 46 – 55+ 61 19% Region – Dublin 56 – Rest of Leinster 48 Don’t know – Munster 50 – Connaught 48 Over half (51%) of Know someone with Epilepsy respondents would place something in a persons Yes 49 mouth to prevent them from No 56 swallowing their tongue if they were having a seizureQ. What actions would you take if you witnessed someone have a seizure? Place something in their mouth to prevent them swallowing their tongue.
  • 15. 15 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Throwing water on their face Those who would not throw will shorten the seizure water on their face Gender (N=743) % % – Male 66 – Female 82 No Age – 15-24 66 74% – 25-34 68 – 35-44 74 – 45-54 83 – 55+ 80 7% 19% Region – Dublin 66 Yes – Rest of Leinster 69 Don’t know – Munster 79 – Connaught 88 If someone was having a Know someone with Epilepsy seizure, it is unlikely that that Yes 75 people would throw water on No 75 their face in an effort to stop the seizureQ. What actions would you take if you witnessed someone have a seizure? Shorten the seizure by throwing water on the persons face.
  • 16. 16 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Restraining the movements Those who would not will stop the seizure restrict their movements Gender (N=594) % % – Male 56 – Female 63 No Age – 15-24 50 59% – 25-34 59 – 35-44 56 – 45-54 64 18% – 55+ 65 21% Region – Dublin 53 Yes – Rest of Leinster 57 Don’t know – Munster 62 – Connaught 68 Almost 1 in 5 (18%) Know someone with Epilepsy respondents would restrain a person’s movements if they Yes 63 were having a seizure No 57 believing that it will help stop the seizureQ. What actions would you take if you witnessed someone have a seizure? Stop the seizure by restraining the persons movements.
  • 17. 17 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Stay with the person Those who are most likely to stay with until the seizure is over the person until the seizure is over Gender (N=594) % % – Male 87 – Female 92 Age Yes – 15-24 82 90% – 25-34 87 – 35-44 90 – 45-54 93 – 55+ 95 3% Region 7% – Dublin 87 No – Rest of Leinster 89 Don’t know – Munster 92 – Connaught 92 It is shocking to note that Know someone with Epilepsy 10% of respondents stated that they wouldn’t / would be Yes 91 unsure if they would stay No 91 with a person until the seizure was overQ. What actions would you take if you witnessed someone have a seizure? Stay with the person until the seizure is over.
  • 18. 18 Understanding of Epilepsy (Base: 1,001) Call an ambulance Those who would call an ambulance Gender (N=586) % % – Male 59 – Female 58 Age Yes – 15-24 61 – 25-34 62 59% – 35-44 63 – 45-54 52 No 25% – 55+ 55 17% Region – Dublin 65 – Rest of Leinster 57 Don’t know – Munster 54 – Connaught 58 Know someone with Epilepsy 6 in 10 (59%) respondents would call an ambulance if Yes 55 they witnessed somebody No 62 having an epileptic seizureQ. What actions would you take if you witnessed someone have a seizure? Automatically call an ambulance.

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