Public attitudes toward epilepsy in Italy: results of a survey and comparison with U.S.A. and West German data.

@article{Canger1985PublicAT,
  title={Public attitudes toward epilepsy in Italy: results of a survey and comparison with U.S.A. and West German data.},
  author={Raffaele Canger and Cesare Maria Cornaggia},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1985},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={221-6}
}
In May 1983, the Italian Institute of Public Opinion DOXA ran, for the Italian League Against Epilepsy, a survey to evaluate public attitudes toward epilepsy in Italy. Eight questions were addressed to a sample of 1,043 adults. Twenty-seven percent did not know what epilepsy was. The least knowledge was observed among elderly people, in the southern regions and the islands, in villages more than in cities, and, in particular, among the poorest social classes. Sixty-one percent had known someone… CONTINUE READING