Over 40 million people in the world have epilepsy, which resulted in 125,000 deaths in 2015. Many patients with epilepsy are not well-informed about their condition, and often times do not adhere to the regime recommended by their provider. The potential for digital interventions has long been recognized, and this App now provides a viable solution for patients at scale to use and benefit from.
Patients optimizing epilepsy management via an online community: the POEM Study.
Epilepsy Self-Efficacy Scale is a 33-item scale that measures the different aspects of efficacy in the self-management of epilepsy. Items are rated on an 11-point Likert rating scale, ranging from 0, I cannot do at all, to 10, sure I can do. Items for the scale were developed based on the construct of self-efficacy as defined by Bandura (1986).
The Epilepsy Self-Management Scale (ESMS) is a 38 item scale that assesses frequency of use of epilepsy self-management practices. Each item is rated on a 5-point scale ranging from 1, never, to 5, always. Items for the scale were developed from a review of the literature on epilepsy self-management and discussions with people with epilepsy and health care professionals caring for people with epilepsy. It is used in this App.