Patient and caregiver perspectives on seizure prediction

Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Nov;19(3):474-7. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2010.08.010. Epub 2010 Sep 20.


One of the goals of the Fourth International Workshop on Seizure Prediction was to provide an opportunity for patients with epilepsy and their caregivers to voice their perspectives on seizure prediction and related matters toward the goal of influencing the design of solutions. In an attempt to fulfill this goal, a survey of patients and caregivers, who often make or influence patient choices, was conducted on issues pertaining to living with epilepsy, epilepsy treatments, seizure prediction, and the use of implantable devices for the control of seizures. The results of this survey are reported here.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Caregivers / psychology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Quality of Life
  • Seizures / diagnosis*
  • Seizures / psychology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Young Adult