This book reviews the recent literature on the impact of epilepsy on everyday experience and the methodological issues involved in assessing that impact, and considers the perspectives of a range of health professionals in this field.
Patients who were seizure free were found to exhibit significantly higher overall quality of life compared to patients having ten or more seizures a year post - operatively . In a retrospective study of 153 patients in Sweden , HRQoL ...
Author: Ann Jacoby
Publisher: Psychology Press
Though clinical aspects of epilepsy such as seizure control are crucially important to its management, increasing attention is being given to wider quality of life issues. Epilepsy continues to be an often misunderstood and stigmatising condition; for the vast majority of people whose seizures can be well controlled, the social and psychological repercussions are often of greater significance than the seizures themselves. The increasing emphasis on the importance of non-clinical outcomes in the assessment of new treatments and management strategies for chronic conditions such as epilepsy has stimulated interest in methodological issues in assessing quality of life. This book reviews the recent literature on the impact of epilepsy on everyday experience and the methodological issues involved in assessing that impact. It also considers the perspectives of a range of health professionals involved in caring for people with epilepsy and how, through appropriate management, the impact on their lives can be minimised.
This book reviews the recent literature on the impact of epilepsy on everyday experience and the methodological issues involved in assessing that impact.
Author: Gus A Baker
Publisher: Psychology Press
Describes an approach to diagnosing and treating people with epilepsy (though not confined to this condition) with a view of the patient as an integral human being, comprising both their seizures and the psychical and social situation. This book inquires into every treatment's goals, whilst including the patients' (and their relatives') subjective evaluations and perspectives. This includes early considerations of benefits versus risks for the patient, the ultimate question being what quality of life will be attained and how much independent life and employment will be feasible. Comprehensive Care does not necessarily need to be associated with elevated cost, as many epilepsy centres have enough knowledge, imagination, and staff for this purpose, the problem being how to combine and use existing resources most effectively.
( 4 ) impact of epilepsy , and ( 5 ) attribution . This information was used as a basis for developing a disease specific measure for quality of life in children with epilepsy in order to better understand and to better target care .
Author: Robert T. Fraser
Publisher: John Libbey Eurotext
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder associated with increased prevalence of psychopathology and impaired quality of life. The quality of life evaluation is a relatively new measure to evaluate the outcome of epilepsy. Present study has been done to assess the impact of epilepsy on quality of life of epileptic patients, to find out the clinical and demographic variables influencing quality of life along with screening the patients with epilepsy for psychiatric morbidity. The main findings of this study are that epilepsy is associated with significantly high psychiatric morbidity. Quality of life falls with increased seizure frequency, lower education level and single status. Married and educated people with low seizure frequency have better quality of life. We recommend that the comprehensive care of Epilepsy should offer neurological care and monitoring, psychiatric, psychosocial referral and advice on vocational rehabilitation.
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder associated with increased prevalence of psychopathology and impaired quality of life.
Author: Prem Singh
Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
This book provides a comprehensive, rigorous review of the long-term outcome literature in epilepsy surgery in both adults and children. Each chapter examines the long-term outcome literature in a separate domain; covering seizure control, social, vocational/educational and psychiatric outcomes. Behavior and cognition are also discussed. The clinical predictors of good and bad outcomes in each domain are described and the gaps in current knowledge are highlighted. Separate chapters examine the methodological challenges associated with long-term outcome studies and the special considerations associated with informed consent in this population. Long-Term Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery in Adults and Children is essential reading for all members of multidisciplinary epilepsy surgery teams, including neurosurgeons, neurologists and neuropsychologists; it will enable these teams to counsel patients and parents who are considering epilepsy surgery as a therapeutic option.
Proposal for a new classification of outcome with respect to epileptic seizures following epilepsy surgery. Epilepsia. 2001;42:282–6. Markand ON, Salanova V, Whelihan E, Emsley CL. Health-related quality of life outcome in medically ...
Author: Kristina Malmgren
This common and very important disorder of Epilepsy is led by Dr. Steven Schachter in this issue of Neurologic Clinics. The majority of articles review methods for application of standards, guidelines, and consensus statement to clinical practice by Primary Care physicians and general Neurologists using validated and evidence-based tools such as screening instruments and algorithms for a number of critically important topics, ranging from initial evaluation to monitoring patients on treatment to counseling and educating patients on SUDEP and driving. Topics in this issue include: Guidelines and quality standards for adult epilepsy patients; Guidelines and quality standards in care of children with epilepsy; Initial evaluation of the patient with suspected epilepsy; Starting, choosing, changing, and discontinuing treatment; Methods for measuring seizure frequency and severity; Assessment of treatment side effects and quality of life; Screening for depression and anxiety; Counseling patients on driving and employment; Issues for women with epilepsy; Patient education (SUDEP - Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy; Self-management; Adherence; Rescue medication); Optimizing the patient-physician therapeutic alliance.
Health-related quality of life over time since resective epilepsy surgery. Ann Neurol 2007;62(4):327–34. 3. Vickrey BG, Hays RD, Rausch R, et al. Quality of life of epilepsy surgery patients as compared with outpatients with ...
Author: Steven C. Schachter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Author: Samuel Oxenham Dalrymple
Epilepsy, also called seizure disorder, is a condition of the brain marked by a susceptibility to recurrent seizures. Epilepsy affects 1 per cent to 2 per cent of the population. In about half the cases of epilepsy, the cause is unknown. However, some possible causes of epilepsy include: birth trauma, perinatal infection, anoxia, infectious diseases, ingestion of toxins, tumours of the brain, inherited disorders or degenerative disease, head injury or trauma, metabolic disorders, cerebrovascular accident and alcohol withdrawal. This new book presents the latest worldwide research in this field.
References [ I ] Jacoby A. Stigma , epilepsy , and quality of life . Epilepsy Behav 2002 ; 3 ( 6S2 ) : 10-20 . [ 2 ] MacLeod JS , Austin JK . Stigma in the lives of adolescents with epilepsy : a review of the literature .
Author: Kaito Takahashi
Publisher: Nova Publishers
This comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to epilepsy compares and contrasts scientific knowledge, clinical experience and social consciousness between Western and non-Western cultures, enhancing transcultural understanding and providing a paradigm for an integrative, truly global health policy for this disorder. Topics covered include pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of epilepsy; care models and traditional medical systems; service organization in resource-limited countries; cultural perspectives on consequences of epilepsy; social, anthropological, economic, political, and spiritual issues related to living with epilepsy; infectious and non-infectious causes and risk-factors; region-specific syndromes. Uniquely drawing attention to both a medical perspective and the burden of living with epilepsy, this is a must-have reference work for epileptologists, neurologists, epidemiologists, medical policymakers and health administrators in both the developed and developing world.
In order to understand the impact of epilepsy and improve care for patients, the QOL should be further evaluated; ... Baker GA, Gagnon D, McNulty P. The relationship between seizure frequency, seizure type and quality of life: findings ...
Author: Ennapadam S. Krishnamoorthy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press