1. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Oct;29(1):133-40. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.07.002. Epub
2013 Aug 13.

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

Shegog R(1), Bamps YA, Patel A, Kakacek J, Escoffery C, Johnson EK, Ilozumba UO.

Author information: 
(1)School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston,
Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address: Ross.Shegog@uth.tmc.edu.

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.

DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.07.002 
PMID: 23948657  [Indexed for MEDLINE]