Table 15: Inappropriate beliefs and attitudes of teachers.

SubscalesItemsContent

Neurological4I think a lot of anticonvulsant medication in the body can make a child like John have more seizures
12I believe that there is no real cure for epilepsy
26I believe that a child like John should stop taking anticonvulsants because his seizures are under control
31I believe that medication for seizures should be taken only when John has a seizure
35I think we should call an ambulance when a child like John has a seizure
44I believe that a child like John may have epilepsy because of an abnormality in the brain
45I believe that the type of epilepsy John has is a kind of mental illness
46I believe that no one really knows what causes epilepsy in a child like John

Metaphysical5I believe that prayers can cure epilepsy in a child like John
13I believe that a child like John has epilepsy because it is the God’s will
16I believe that miracles can cure epilepsy in a child like John
25I believe that fate is what makes a child like John have epilepsy
32I believe that a child like John has epilepsy because someone put an “evil eye” on his mother when she was pregnant
39I believe that a spiritual leader (e.g., priest or pastor) can provide the best help for a child like John

Environmental/psychophysical1I believe that the use of herbs or plants (natural medicine) is the best health care for a child like John
2I believe anyone can get epilepsy by touching a person who is having a seizure
3I believe that a child like John has seizures when he is very angry about something
7I believe that a child like John often presents difficulties in school
8I believe that a child like John may have seizures when he plays in the sun for a long time
9I believe that the parents of a child like John feel hurt by thier son because he has epilepsy
10I believe that a child like John has epilepsy because he is possessed by an evil spirit
11I believe that a child like John had seizures when he is lazy or bored and has nothing to do
14I believe that sudden changes in the weather (e.g., get very hot/cold/damp/wet) can make a child like John have seizures
18I believe that certain foods/drinks can make a child like John have seizures
21I believe that parents of a child as John have difficulty accepting that their child has epilepsy
24I believe that the parents of a child like John can convince him to hide from others who have epilepsy
27I believe that poor blood circulation in the brain can cause seizures in a child like John
29I believe that a glass of water or other liquid could stop a seizure in a child like John
30I believe that a child like John is often rejected by their peers
33I believe that traveling in a closed vehicle (without airflow) can make a child like John have seizures
34I believe that if a child like John has epilepsy, people will judge him as inferior
40I believe that a child like John has seizures when he does a lot of homework
43I believe that a child like John has seizures due to sudden changes in his mood