The aim of this study is to evaluate through questionnaires the knowledge about epilepsy of Elementary School teachers obtained in the Promising Strategies Program 2008 from International Bureau for Epilepsy entitled Epilepsy at School. Teaching the Teachers. performed by the official Brazilian branch Associação Brasileira de Epilepsia (ABE).
A questionnaire was developed by ABE and it is composed by 35 objective questions concerning the following areas: concepts and definition of epilepsy and its
causes, treatment and adverse effects of antiepileptic medication, popular stigma about epilepsy, activities of people with epilepsy (PWE) and finally, first-aid during and after an epileptic seizure.
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