1. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jan;6(1):A28. Epub 2008 Dec 15.

WebEase: development of a Web-based epilepsy self-management intervention.

DiIorio C(1), Escoffery C, Yeager KA, McCarty F, Henry TR, Koganti A, Reisinger
E, Robinson E, Kobau R, Price P.

Author information: 
(1)Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, 5th Floor,
Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. cdiiori@sph.emory.edu

People with epilepsy must adopt many self-management behaviors, especially
regarding medication adherence, stress management, and sleep quality. In response
to the need for theory-based self-management programs that people with epilepsy
can easily access, the WebEase Web site was created and tested for feasibility,
acceptability, and usability. This article discusses the theoretical background
and developmental phases of WebEase and lessons learned throughout the
development process. The WebEase research team developed content for the Web site
on the basis of social cognitive theory, the transtheoretical model of behavior
change, and motivational interviewing. Formative research and development of the 
WebEase program included a literature search, computer use survey, a focus group,
and review by content experts and consumers. The program has 2 main components:
1) the modules, which provide a tailored opportunity for learning, reflection,
and goal setting, and 2) MyLog, a place to enter daily information.


PMCID: PMC2644585
PMID: 19080034  [Indexed for MEDLINE]