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Self-Management Skills Vary Among People with Epilepsy

Lifestyle and information management skills seem to suffer most.


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.

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