1. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Mar;44:143-50. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.12.031. Epub 2015
Feb 20.

Longitudinal feasibility of MINDSET: a clinic decision aid for epilepsy
self-management.

Begley C(1), Shegog R(2), Harding A(2), Goldsmith C(3), Hope O(4), Newmark M(5).

Author information: 
(1)The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public
Health, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:
charles.e.begley@uth.tmc.edu.
(2)The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public
Health, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
(3)Baylor College of Medicine, Harris Health System Neurology, Smith Clinic,
2525-A Holly Hall, Houston, TX 77054, USA.
(4)The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Medicine, 
Neurology Adult Clinic, 6410 Fannin St., #1014, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
(5)Kelsey-Seybold Neurology Clinic, Main Campus, 2727 West Holcombe Blvd,
Houston, TX 77025, USA.

The purpose of this paper is to report on the development and feasibility of the 
longitudinal version of MINDSET, a clinical tool to assist patients and
health-care providers in epilepsy self-management. A previous study described the
feasibility of using MINDSET to identify and prioritize self-management issues
during a clinic visit. This paper describes the development of the longitudinal
version of MINDSET and feasibility test over multiple visits with a printed
action plan for goal setting and the capacity for monitoring changes in
self-management. Feasibility was assessed based on 1) postvisit patient and
provider interviews addressing ease of use and usefulness, patient/provider
communication, and shared decision-making and 2) the capacity of the tool to
monitor epilepsy characteristics and self-management over time. Results indicate 
MINDSET feasibility for 1) identifying and facilitating discussion of
self-management issues during clinic visits, 2) providing a printable list of
prioritized issues and tailored self-management goals, and 3) tracking changes in
epilepsy characteristics and self-management over time.

Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.12.031 
PMID: 25705825  [Indexed for MEDLINE]