Table 3

Social attitude of health workers toward PWE in Lao PDR (2009)
Answer (yes) Nurses Physicians p Total
n = 140 (49.3%) n = 144 (50.7%) n = 284 (%)
Do you think that PWE:
Are accepted by Lao society? 91 (65.0) 92 (68.4) 0.8 183 (64.4)
Can study in the same way as their peers? 94 (67.1) 109 (75.7) 0.1 203 (71.5)
Cando the same work as their peers? 83 (59.3) 88 (61.1) 0.8 171 (60.2)
Can have a normal life with treatment? 102 (72.9) 120 (83.3) 0.03 222 (78.2)
Will you let a PWE:
Marry your child? 37 (26.4) 42 (29.2) 0.6 79 (27.8)
Play with your child? 77 (55.0) 96 (66.7) 0.04 173 (60.9)
Afraid of PWE 40 (28.6) 41 (28.5) 1.0 81 (28.5)

PWE: People With Epilepsy.

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