Mirja Johanson

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A new content analysis method for systematically describing the phenomenology of subjective experiences in connection with partial epileptic seizures is described. Forty patients provided 262 descriptions of subjective experience relative to their partial epileptic seizures. The results revealed that subjective experiences during seizures consist mostly of(More)
The present study introduces concepts and methods that can be used in the systematic psychological study of a seizure, to gain more insight into the seizure as it is experienced by the patient and the significant other. Fourteen patients reported 40 descriptions of their subjective experiences during complex partial seizures. We analyzed the descriptions(More)
Despite the complexity and methodological difficulties in defining the concept of consciousness, it is a central concept in epileptology, and should thus be tractable for scientific analysis. In the present article, a two-dimensional model consisting of concepts related to the level and the contents of consciousness will be presented. This model has been(More)
Epilepsy research suffers from a deficiency of systematic studies concerning the phenomenology of the contents of consciousness during seizures, partially because of the lack of suitable research methods. The Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory (PCI), a standardized, valid, and reliable questionnaire, was used here to study which dimensions of the(More)
Izvleček Lastne izkušnje o epileptičnih napadih so osnovna infor-macija o tem, kako je imeti epileptični napad. To znanje je pomembno za izobraževanje bolnika, samonadzor epileptičnih napadov in nujno za razvoj ustreznih terape-vtskih ukrepov, ki temeljijo na bolnikovi perspektivi. Z raziskovanjem izkušenj bolnikov pospešujemo nadaljnje raziskave o(More)
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