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Titolo:
Seizure precipitants and perceived self-control of seizures in adults withpoorly-controlled epilepsy
Autore:
Spector, S; Cull, C; Goldstein, LH;
Indirizzi:
Inst Psychiat, Dept Psychol, London SE5 8AF, England Inst Psychiat London England SE5 8AF pt Psychol, London SE5 8AF, England Univ London Kings Coll Hosp, Epilepsy Ctr, Div Neurosci, London SE5 8AZ, England Univ London Kings Coll Hosp London England SE5 8AZ ndon SE5 8AZ, England Haverhill Hlth Ctr, Psychol Serv Adults Learning Disabil, Haverhill SB9 8HF, Suffolk, England Haverhill Hlth Ctr Haverhill Suffolk England SB9 8HF HF, Suffolk, England
Titolo Testata:
EPILEPSY RESEARCH
fascicolo: 2-3, volume: 38, anno: 2000,
pagine: 207 - 216
SICI:
0920-1211(200002)38:2-3<207:SPAPSO>2.0.ZU;2-#
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PROGRESSIVE RELAXATION; CATAMENIAL EPILEPSY; MENSTRUAL-CYCLE; QUESTIONNAIRE; FACILITATION; EVOCATION; FREQUENCY; REDUCTION; PEOPLE;
Keywords:
seizure precipitants; self-control behaviours; seizure inhibition;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
44
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Goldstein, LH Inst Psychiat, Dept Psychol, De Crespigny Pk, London SE5 8AF, England Inst Psychiat De Crespigny Pk London England SE5 8AF ngland
Citazione:
S. Spector et al., "Seizure precipitants and perceived self-control of seizures in adults withpoorly-controlled epilepsy", EPILEPSY R, 38(2-3), 2000, pp. 207-216

Abstract

This study was set up in order to investigate the prevalence and nature ofseizure precipitants and self-control behaviours in adults with intractable seizures. A semi-structured interview was conducted with 100 patients attending neurology or neuropsychiatry epilepsy out-patient clinics. The interview included six questions regarding seizure precipitants, the extent to which the patients seek and avoid precipitants, and their ability to induce or abort seizures. The study revealed that over 90% of the participants could identify at least one seizure precipitant. Stress: depression, tirednessand the menstrual cycle were the most common precipitants reported. In addition, 65% of the participants could identify at least one 'low-risk' situation in which seizures were unlikely to occur. Fifteen percent reported they could induce a seizure, 52% said that they consciously try to avoid seizure precipitants and 47% said they could sometimes stop their seizures from happening. These results indicate that the majority of the sample could identify factors which trigger their seizures, and that some of the participants engage in attempts to reduce their seizure frequency by avoiding these factors and by controlling the onset of their seizures. The possible mechanisms involved in the relationship between precipitants and seizure genesis are discussed. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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