Managing Epilepsy Well: Emerging e-Tools for epilepsy self-management

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The Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network was established in 2007 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epilepsy Program to expand epilepsy self-management research. The network has employed collaborative research strategies to develop, test, and disseminate evidence-based, community-based, and e-Health interventions (e-Tools) for epilepsy self-management for people with epilepsy, caregivers, and health-care providers. Since its inception, MEW Network collaborators have conducted formative studies (n. = 7) investigating the potential of e-Health to support epilepsy self-management and intervention studies evaluating e-Tools (n. = 5). The MEW e-Tools (the MEW website, WebEase, UPLIFT, MINDSET, and PEARLS online training) and affiliated e-Tools (Texting 4 Control) are designed to complement self-management practices in each phase of the epilepsy care continuum. These tools exemplify a concerted research agenda, shared methodological principles and models for epilepsy self-management, and a communal knowledge base for implementing e-Health to improve quality of life for people with epilepsy. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.




Shegog, R., Bamps, Y. A., Patel, A., Kakacek, J., Escoffery, C., Johnson, E. K., & Ilozumba, U. O. (2013, October). Managing Epilepsy Well: Emerging e-Tools for epilepsy self-management. Epilepsy and Behavior.

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