Health care utilization of patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures

Lois Elaine Krahn, Michael M. Reese, Teresa A. Rummans, Gerald C. Peterson, Vera Jean Suman, Frank W. Sharbrough, Gregory D Cascino

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Abstract

Medical records were reviewed for 94 consecutive inpatients diagnosed with nonepileptic seizures. A 122-item follow-up questionnaire was returned by 71 patients (76%). The majority of the subjects reported fewer seizures (73%), their general health as 'very good' (20%) or 'good' (37%), and 'improved' quality of life (55%). Many patients had either discontinued (50%) or reduced (17%) use of anticonvulsant medications. The patients most often sought care from primary care providers (46%), followed by psychiatrists/psychologists (41%) and neurologists (31%). Of the 57 patients (80%) advised to seek psychiatric care, 27 individuals (47%) followed this recommendation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-542
Number of pages8
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume38
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1997

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Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Seizures
Psychiatry
Anticonvulsants
Medical Records
Inpatients
Primary Health Care
Quality of Life
Psychology
Healthcare
Health

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)

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Krahn, L. E., Reese, M. M., Rummans, T. A., Peterson, G. C., Suman, V. J., Sharbrough, F. W., & Cascino, G. D. (1997). Health care utilization of patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Psychosomatics, 38(6), 535-542.

Health care utilization of patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. / Krahn, Lois Elaine; Reese, Michael M.; Rummans, Teresa A.; Peterson, Gerald C.; Suman, Vera Jean; Sharbrough, Frank W.; Cascino, Gregory D.

In: Psychosomatics, Vol. 38, No. 6, 11.1997, p. 535-542.

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Krahn, LE, Reese, MM, Rummans, TA, Peterson, GC, Suman, VJ, Sharbrough, FW & Cascino, GD 1997, 'Health care utilization of patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures', Psychosomatics, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 535-542.
Krahn LE, Reese MM, Rummans TA, Peterson GC, Suman VJ, Sharbrough FW et al. Health care utilization of patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Psychosomatics. 1997 Nov;38(6):535-542.
Krahn, Lois Elaine ; Reese, Michael M. ; Rummans, Teresa A. ; Peterson, Gerald C. ; Suman, Vera Jean ; Sharbrough, Frank W. ; Cascino, Gregory D. / Health care utilization of patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. In: Psychosomatics. 1997 ; Vol. 38, No. 6. pp. 535-542.
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