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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Pre-surgery expectations and post-surgery life-changing validation process
Author: Salgado, PCB
Fernandes, PT
Cendes, F
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.
Subject: epilepsy
quality of life
social adjustment
Country: França
Editor: John Libbey Eurotext Ltd
Citation: Epileptic Disorders. John Libbey Eurotext Ltd, v. 10, n. 4, n. 290, n. 296, 2008.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1684/epd.2008.0219
Date Issue: 2008
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