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Patient knowledge about issues related to pregnancy in epilepsy: A cross-sectional study.
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PMID:  22481038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In 2009, new guidelines were established by the American Academy of Neurology regarding pregnancy in women with epilepsy. A questionnaire was developed to assess patient knowledge of current guidelines related to epilepsy and pregnancy. Patients were recruited from a single outpatient clinic in a large Canadian tertiary care center. Patients were eligible to participate if they were female, of reproductive age, had active epilepsy for at least 6months and were not cognitively impaired. One hundred women completed the survey (response rate 87%) with a median score of 40%. A significant association was found between total score and years of education (p<0.001). Significant associations were not found between total score and epilepsy duration (p=0.37), previously being pregnant (p=0.22), and polytherapy (p=0.31). Patient knowledge of the impact of epilepsy on pregnancy is low. More knowledge translation efforts are required to increase knowledge of issues related to pregnancy for women with epilepsy.
Amy Metcalfe; Jodie I Roberts; Fatema Abdulla; Samuel Wiebe; Alexandra Hanson; Paolo Federico; Nathalie Jette
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-5069     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada; Department of Community Health Sciences and Calgary Institute for Population and Public Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
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