Sally R Monahan

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PURPOSE Both a single seizure and chronic recurrent seizures (epilepsy) occur commonly in childhood. Although several studies have documented the impact of pediatric epilepsy on psychosocial functioning, such as health-related quality of life (HRQOL), no studies have examined the impact of a single seizure on HRQOL. The primary objectives of this study(More)
Study aims were to describe the development and validation of a Pediatric Epilepsy Medication Self-Management Questionnaire (PEMSQ) for caregivers of children 2-14 years. It was expected that PEMSQ scales would have 1) factors with high internal consistency (e.g., Cronbach's alpha>0.70) and 2) moderate associations with adherence and seizures. Participants(More)
Despite the increased risk and prevalence of depression in youth with epilepsy, only one-third receive mental health services. Untreated depression can contribute to negative outcomes and increased health-care utilization and medical cost. Proactive behavioral medicine screening may facilitate identification of depressive symptoms and necessary(More)
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