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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Pre-surgery expectations and post-surgery life-changing validation process|
|Abstract:||This study aimed to validate two instruments that evaluate presurgery expectations and post-surgery life changes of people with epilepsy. The expectations questionnaire comprises 18 yes/no questions and the life changes questionnaire 25 yes/no questions, which includes the 18 questions of the expectations questionnaire plus seven negative questions, considering that the Surgery could have a negative effect on the patient quality of life. There were also questions asking the patients to state if they consider the Surgery to be a success or a failure, and about the frequency of seizures and their intensity. Patients were interviewed in three different phases: pre-surgery, post-surgery I (six months after surgery) and post-surgery 2 (12 months after Surgery). The internal consistency of the instruments showed a general Kuder-Richardson coefficient of 0.855 (pre-surgergy), 0.833 (post-surgery 1), 0.756 (post-surgery 2), showing that both instruments have a satisfactory content validity and high internal consistency. In this context, the answers obtained in this Study are important because they represent the development of a complete set of categorical instruments to evaluate pre-surgery epilepsy expectations and post-surgery life changes.|
quality of life
|Editor:||John Libbey Eurotext Ltd|
|Citation:||Epileptic Disorders. John Libbey Eurotext Ltd, v. 10, n. 4, n. 290, n. 296, 2008.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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