1. Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Nov;22(3):469-74. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.07.030. Epub
2011 Sep 1.

Results of a research study evaluating WebEase, an online epilepsy
self-management program.

DiIorio C(1), Bamps Y, Walker ER, Escoffery C.

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

WebEase (Epilepsy Awareness, Support, and Education) is an online epilepsy
self-management program to assist people with taking medication, managing stress,
and improving sleep quality. The primary study aims were to determine if those
who participated in WebEase demonstrated improvements in medication adherence,
perceived stress, and sleep quality. Participants were randomized to a treatment 
(T) or waitlist control (WCL) group (n=148). At follow-up, participants in the T 
group reported higher levels of medication adherence than those in the WLC group.
Analyses were also conducted comparing those who had completed WebEase modules
with those who had not. Those who had completed at least some modules within the 
WebEase program reported higher levels of self-efficacy and a trend toward
significance was observed for the group×time interactions for medication
adherence, perceived stress, self-management, and knowledge. The results
highlight the usefulness of online tools to support self-management among people 
with epilepsy.

Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.07.030 
PMID: 21889413  [Indexed for MEDLINE]