Patient perspectives on the acceptability of mHealth technology for remote measurement and management of epilepsy: A qualitative analysis

ConclusionPeople with uncontrolled epilepsy think that there is a scope for mHealth technology to be useful in healthcare as a detection or prediction tool. The costs will be compared with the benefits when it comes to engagement, and ongoing work with patients and other stakeholders is needed to design practical resources.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 8 July 2019Source: SeizureAuthor(s): Siew-Tim Lai, Wan-Yen Tan, Monica Chen-Mun Wo, Kheng-Seang Lim, Sherrini Bazir Ahmad, Chong-Tin TanAbstractPurposeThe literature on caregiver burden tends to focus on children and teenagers with epilepsy and less on adults. As caregiving is a dynamic, complex process across the trajectories, this study aims to examine the factors associated with caregiving burden in those caring for adults with epilepsy.MethodThis is a cross-sectional, survey-based study in which participants responded to questionnairesregarding perceived burden (ZBI), quality of life ...
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study aimed to obtain a valid and reliable Indonesian version of GAD-7, assess its accuracy, and finally evaluate the prevalence of GAD in Indonesian PWE along with its contributing factors. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, Jakarta. The GAD-7 was translated and adapted using World Health Organization (WHO) steps. Validity, reliability, test-retest reliability, and diagnostic accuracy were evaluated. Then, epilepsy outpatients were screened for GAD using the Indonesian version of GAD-7. Results: Internal validity and reliability for Indonesian version of GAD...
Source: Neurology Research International - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Int Source Type: research
Abstract Pediatric epilepsy is associated with prominent comorbid psychiatric and cognitive disturbances. Neurobehavioral testing is employed to characterize the cognitive and emotional behavioral derangements that accompany seizures in age-tailored and clinically relevant immature rodent seizure models. In addition to dissecting the causes of the etiologically multifaceted psychiatric and cognitive comorbidities of the epilepsies, neurobehavioral panels are essential in investigating potential neuroprotective strategies, especially during neurodevelopment. Here we describe a battery of behavioral testing panels t...
Source: Mol Biol Cell - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Methods Mol Biol Source Type: research
Abstract Psychiatric and cognitive disturbances are the most common comorbidities of epileptic disorders in children. The successful treatment of these comorbidities faces many challenges including their etiologically heterogonous nature. Translational neurobehavioral research in age-tailored and clinically relevant rodent seizure models offers a controlled setting to investigate emotional and cognitive behavioral disturbances, their causative factors, and potentially novel treatment interventions. In this review, we propose a conceptual framework that provides a nonsubjective approach to rodent emotional behavior...
Source: Mol Biol Cell - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Methods Mol Biol Source Type: research
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ron; P, Kubová H Abstract Epilepsy, the most common neurologic disorder in childhood, is associated with a subset of psychiatric dysfunctions, including cognitive deficits, and alterations in emotionality (e.g., anxiety and depression) and social functioning. In the present study, we evaluated an integrative set of behavioral responses, including cognitive/socio-cognitive and emotional dimensions, using a number of behavioral paradigms in the LiCl/pilocarpine model of status epilepticus (SE) in rats. The aims of the study were to examine whether SE affects: 1) non-associative learning (habituation of explor...
Source: Experimental Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Exp Neurol Source Type: research
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Source: Neuropediatrics - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Summary: Electroencephalographers may misclassify benign variant EEG patterns as epileptiform discharges, resulting in delays in the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of other paroxysmal disorders, such as psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, anxiety/panic disorders, and near syncope. These benign variant patterns include wicket spikes, small sharp spikes, and rhythmic mid-temporal theta of drowsiness. Cautious interpretations of semi-rhythmic sharp transients, usually gradually rising from the EEG background in drowsiness, can help avoid misdiagnosing patients as having seizures. Viewing the EEG as confirmatory for a cl...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neurology Tags: Invited Review Source Type: research
Summary: Misinterpretations of the EEG can result in erroneous diagnosis of epilepsy, causing considerable family anxiety, over protectiveness of children, and delays in normal development and developmental exploration. The burden of a chronic disease can result in expensive and unnecessary medical treatment. The misdiagnosis of epilepsy has been well documented in adults, but misdiagnosis in normal children can have a long-lasting impact on their health. Furthermore, the EEG has a wider range of morphology and hence a greater opportunity for the missed diagnosis of epilepsy. Lack of familiarity of normal sleep patterns ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neurology Tags: Invited Review Source Type: research
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