1. Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Nov;19(3):218-24. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2010.07.027.

The prevention research centers' managing epilepsy well network.

DiIorio CK(1), Bamps YA, Edwards AL, Escoffery C, Thompson NJ, Begley CE, Shegog 
R, Clark NM, Selwa L, Stoll SC, Fraser RT, Ciechanowski P, Johnson EK, Kobau R,
Price PH; Managing Epilepsy Well Network.

Author information: 
(1)Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University,
Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. cdiiori@sph.emory.edu

The Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network was created in 2007 by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Prevention Research Centers and Epilepsy
Program to promote epilepsy self-management research and to improve the quality
of life for people with epilepsy. MEW Network membership comprises four
collaborating centers (Emory University, University of Texas Health Science
Center at Houston, University of Michigan, and University of Washington),
representatives from CDC, affiliate members, and community stakeholders. This
article describes the MEW Network's background, mission statement, research
agenda, and structure. Exploratory and intervention studies conducted by
individual collaborating centers are described, as are Network collaborative
projects, including a multisite depression prevention intervention and the
development of a standard measure of epilepsy self-management. Communication
strategies and examples of research translation programs are discussed. The
conclusion outlines the Network's role in the future development and
dissemination of evidence-based epilepsy self-management programs.

Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2010.07.027 
PMID: 20869323  [Indexed for MEDLINE]