Epilepsy familiarity, knowledge, and perceptions of stigma: report from a survey of adolescents in the general population
Austin, JK., Osborne Shafer, P., and Deering, JB (2002.) Epilepsy and Behavior: 3, 4: 368–375.
Over 19,000 general population high school students were surveyed by The Epilepsy Foundation and the researchers concluded that stigma and lack of knowledge and familiarity of epilepsy characterize the social environment for adolescents with epilepsy. Read abstract here.
Examining the relationships of depressive symptoms, stigma, social support and regimen-specific support on quality of life in adult patients with epilepsy.
Whatley, A. D., DiIorio, C. K. & Yeager, K. (2010). Health education research, 25(4), 575-584.
Research findings show that people with epilepsy face many challenges that can negatively affect quality of life (QOL). This study examines the individual relationships between depressive symptoms, stigma, social support and regimen-specific support and QOL in adults with epilepsy. Read article here.