Date of Award

7-7-1986

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Department

Social Work and Public Health

First Advisor

Professor Jacqueline E. Brown

Abstract

The study attempted to describe the needs, attitudes and opinions of epileptics. A total of 45 Epileptics participated in the research. Variables such as employment, problems faced by epileptics, legal and social services, epilepsy awareness, social stigma and future research were examined. A descriptive analysis was employed in this study. The results indicated that because of a lack of epilepsy education, job discrimination, direct services, and because of social stigmatism, the Epileptic is often faced with more problems that are associated with epilepsy than the epilepsy itself.

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Social Work Commons

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