The Influence Of Convulsion On The Growth And Development Of Infants

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The Influence Of Convulsion On The Growth And Development Of Infants


Chapter One


Introduction

1.1 Background of the Study

Convulsion is a medical condition where the body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, leading to an uncontrolled shaking of the body. Public Health Nigeria. (2018). convulsion is sometimes referred to as seizure. But, not all epileptic seizures result to convulsions; also some convulsions are not caused by epileptic seizures. Symptoms of convulsion include a temporary cessation of breathing, sudden shaking of entire body , brief blackout, confusion, drooling, loss of bowel/bladder control, , uncontrollable muscle spasms, and many more. These Symptoms remain from a few seconds to 15 minutes. It is essential to protect victims from injury and call for medical help. Convulsions are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain , specific chemicals in the blood, as well as infections like meningitis or encephalitis but the specific cause is often not clear. For children the common cause in children is febrile seizures, celiac disease, head trauma, stroke or lack of oxygen to the brain, genetic defects or brain tumors. Convulsions can be caused by low blood sugar and deficiency of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). In Nigeria, a very important cause of convulsions among children under 5 years of age is malaria .The study seeks to appraise the influence of convulsion on the growth and development of infants.


1.2 Statement of the Problem

Symptoms of convulsion include a temporary cessation of breathing, sudden shaking of entire body, brief blackout, confusion, drooling, loss of bowel/bladder control, uncontrollable muscle spasms, and many more. These Symptoms remain from a few seconds to 15 minutes. The effect of convulsion is grievous on children as it affects a child’s development and functioning. These children are at increased risk as a result of many urgly unsuccessful school experiences; poor social engagement with peers; lack of social-skills; and poor self-esteem. It is, therefore, significant that appropriate medical attention be provided to proffer the right solution. Consequently the problem confronting the study is to appraise the influence of convulsion on the growth and development of infants.


1.3 Objective of the Study

The fundamental objective of the study is to proffer an appraisal of the influence of convulsion on the growth and development of infants;

The specific objectives of the study include;

  1. To determine the nature and effect of convulsion.
  2. To determine the influence of convulsion on the growth and development of infants.
  3. To determine the influence of convulsion on the growth and development of infants.

1.4 Research Questions

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1.5 Significance of the Study

The study proffers an appraisal of the influence of convulsion on the growth and development of infants. The study shall therefore serve as veritable source of information to stakeholders to proffer interventions which will address the problem.


1.6 Scope of the Study

The study focuses on the appraisal of the influence of convulsion on the growth and development of infants.


1.7 Limitation of the Study

The study was confronted with logistics and geographical factors.


1.8 Definition of Terms

Convulsion Defined

Convulsion is a medical condition where the body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, leading to an uncontrolled shaking of the body.

Convulsion is a medical condition where the body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, leading to an uncontrolled shaking of the body. Public Health Nigeria. (2018). convulsion is sometimes referred to as seizure. But, not all epileptic seizures result to convulsions; also some convulsions are not caused by epileptic seizures. Symptoms of convulsion include a temporary cessation of breathing, sudden shaking of entire body , brief blackout, confusion, drooling, loss of bowel/bladder control, uncontrollable muscle spasms, and many more. These Symptoms remain from a few seconds to 15 minutes.


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