Effect of education based on «precede-proceed» model on knowledge, attitude and behavior of epilepsy patients



  Introduction: The current research was to determine the effects of education based on framework of precede-proceed model on the knowledge, attitude and behavior of epilepsy patients.   Method: In this quasi-experimental study, 64 patients with grand-mal epilepsy based on inclusion criteria were randomly divided into case & control groups. Education interference was performed based on precede-proceed model as framework of the planning for patients' education in case group. Data accumulation instrument was a questionnaire constructed by researcher that contained demographics and hygienic qualification of patients and precede-proceed model parts. Data was accumulated by questionnaire filling during organized interviews with selected samples two times before and two months after educational interference.   Results: The mean scores of the predisposing factors including knowledge, attitude, behaviors and also reinforcing factors increased significantly in case group compared to control group following the intervention (p0.05). In addition, mean overall scores of precede-proceed model constructs in patients of case group and target behavior means "precise observance therapeutic regime" than before of intervention was significantly increased (p