Ana Lúcia A Noronha

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PURPOSE Epilepsy remains a stigmatized condition. Lack of information has been pointed to as a cause of the perpetuation of stigma. Our goal was to survey children's perception of epilepsy. METHODS We used a questionnaire to determine if the children knew what epilepsy is and, if they did not know, what did they think epilepsy is. Twenty-nine children (15(More)
RATIONALE The issue of stigmatization is one of the most common psychosocial problems faced by people with epilepsy. PURPOSE A second step towards the development of a scale to measure epilepsy stigma. METHOD We applied a closed questionnaire to 12 patients and 32 relatives from the Epilepsy Outpatient Clinic at the University Hospital of Campinas. (More)
PURPOSE To assess the perception of epilepsy stigma in different regions of Brazil. METHOD The Stigma Scale of Epilepsy (SSE) questionnaire was applied to people in different Brazilian urban settings. The survey was performed on individual basis; an interviewer read the questions to the subjects and wrote down the answers. The same procedure was applied(More)
Video-EEG monitoring documentation of seizure localization is one of the most important aspects of a presurgical investigation in refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of inpatient versus daytime outpatient telemetry. The authors evaluated prospectively 73 patients with medically(More)
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