Social and family characteristics of Hispanics with epilepsy

  title={Social and family characteristics of Hispanics with epilepsy},
  author={Jenny Chong and Kendra Drake and Paul B. Atkinson and Ellen Ouellette and David M. Labiner},
The purpose of this study is to determine how acculturation, social support, family emotional involvement, perceived family criticism and stigma are associated with epilepsy self-efficacy and depression. A principal components analysis (PCA) was used to describe the salience of these characteristics within a sample of Hispanics with epilepsy. A total of 50 Hispanic adults of Mexican descent identified in our Epilepsy Clinic participated in this study. The PCA identified four distinct types, two… CONTINUE READING