Self-efficacy and social support as mediators in the relation between disease severity and quality of life in patients with epilepsy.

@article{Amir1999SelfefficacyAS,
  title={Self-efficacy and social support as mediators in the relation between disease severity and quality of life in patients with epilepsy.},
  author={Marianne C Amir and Ilan Roziner and A. Knoll and Miri Y. Neufeld},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1999},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={216-24}
}
PURPOSE This study examined the influence of two psychosocial variables mediating between disease severity and quality of life (QoL) in epilepsy; social support and mastery (measured by locus of control and self-efficacy). A model placing these two variables as mediators between disease severity and QoL was tested with structural equation modeling. METHODS Eighty-nine patients with epilepsy (58% men, age 36+/-12 years) were given the following instruments: Liverpool Seizure Severity Scale… CONTINUE READING

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