Development and validation of the Glasgow Epilepsy Outcome Scale (GEOS): a new instrument for measuring concerns about epilepsy in people with mental retardation.

@article{Espie2001DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of the Glasgow Epilepsy Outcome Scale (GEOS): a new instrument for measuring concerns about epilepsy in people with mental retardation.},
  author={Colin A Espie and Jessamy Watkins and Roderick Duncan and Audrey Espie and Mark J Sterrick and Martin J Brodie and CHRISTINE MCGARVEY and Lisa Curtice},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2001},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={1043-51}
}
PURPOSE To develop a measure for use with adults with epilepsy and mental retardation, capable of assessing both clinical and care concerns and of quantifying treatment outcomes. METHODS Extensive validational and other psychometric evaluation was undertaken, comprising initial scale development work with 48 carers and 46 health practitioners, followed by formal field testing on a sample of 186 patients, using 384 respondents (160 clinicians, 141 staff, 83 family). Recognised qualitative… CONTINUE READING