Bryan N Patenaude

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Quality of life is a pragmatic endpoint for understanding the experience of people with epilepsy (PWE) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where>80% of PWE reside. However, the literature is bereft of QOL in epilepsy (QOLIE) studies among LMICs and knowledge of the variation in QOLIE globally. We therefore performed a Medline search of original(More)
PURPOSE To assess the quality of life in epilepsy (QOLIE) among adults in the lower middle-income country of Bhutan and assess the potential demographic and clinical associations with better QOLIE. METHODS People with clinically diagnosed epilepsy were prospectively enrolled at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu (2014-2015).(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the availability, accessibility, and affordability of EEG, EMG, CSF analysis, head CT, and brain MRI for neurologic disorders across countries. METHODS An online, 60-question survey was distributed to neurology practitioners in 2014 to assess the presence, wait time, and cost of each test in private and public health sectors. Data(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess medication prescribing and patient-reported outcomes among people with epilepsy (PWE) in Bhutan and introduce criteria for evaluating unmet epilepsy care needs, particularly in resource-limited settings. METHODS People with epilepsy in Bhutan (National Referral Hospital, 2014-2015) completed a questionnaire,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of epilepsy among healthcare workers (HCWs) and people with epilepsy (PWE) living in Bhutan. METHODS A survey with similar questions was distributed to HCWs and PWE (2014-2015). Responses were compared between the two groups. A Stigma Scale in Epilepsy Score was tested for an independent(More)
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