People with epilepsy vary widely in their self-management skills according to a survey of 172 patients with the disease. Using the Epilepsy Self-Management Scale, investigators found that respondents scored better on medication, seizure, and safety management when compared to lifestyle and information management ( P<.01). The differences have implications for how patients are counseled and educated, according to Ramon Edmundo D. Bautista of the University of Florida Health Sciences Center.
Bautista RE. Understanding the self-management skills of persons with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2017;69:7-11.