Management of the social consequences of seizures

Joseph F. Drazkowski

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

People with seizures experience restrictions in many areas of life, including participation in recreational activities, social situations, employment, and driving. Health care providers and patients should be informed of the potential hazards faced by people with seizures. The patient and practitioner who know the potential risks can make rational decisions about participation in these activities. Risk assessment and participation should be individualized according to the patient's unique situation. Understanding the inherent risk of a particular activity, risk of recurrence of seizures, legal restrictions (some activities may be governed by law or specific code), seizure type, and adverse effects of medication may be useful in making decisions concerning participation in a wide variety of activities. The information in this article should be used to maximize the patient's quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-649
Number of pages9
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume78
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2003

Fingerprint

Seizures
Health Personnel
Decision Making
Quality of Life
Recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Management of the social consequences of seizures. / Drazkowski, Joseph F.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 78, No. 5, 01.05.2003, p. 641-649.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drazkowski, JF 2003, 'Management of the social consequences of seizures', Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol. 78, no. 5, pp. 641-649.
Drazkowski, Joseph F. / Management of the social consequences of seizures. In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2003 ; Vol. 78, No. 5. pp. 641-649.
@article{5ddc6a1742fe40889e37646a8427913d,
title = "Management of the social consequences of seizures",
abstract = "People with seizures experience restrictions in many areas of life, including participation in recreational activities, social situations, employment, and driving. Health care providers and patients should be informed of the potential hazards faced by people with seizures. The patient and practitioner who know the potential risks can make rational decisions about participation in these activities. Risk assessment and participation should be individualized according to the patient's unique situation. Understanding the inherent risk of a particular activity, risk of recurrence of seizures, legal restrictions (some activities may be governed by law or specific code), seizure type, and adverse effects of medication may be useful in making decisions concerning participation in a wide variety of activities. The information in this article should be used to maximize the patient's quality of life.",
author = "Drazkowski, {Joseph F.}",
year = "2003",
month = "5",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "78",
pages = "641--649",
journal = "Mayo Clinic Proceedings",
issn = "0025-6196",
publisher = "Elsevier Science",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Management of the social consequences of seizures

AU - Drazkowski, Joseph F.

PY - 2003/5/1

Y1 - 2003/5/1

N2 - People with seizures experience restrictions in many areas of life, including participation in recreational activities, social situations, employment, and driving. Health care providers and patients should be informed of the potential hazards faced by people with seizures. The patient and practitioner who know the potential risks can make rational decisions about participation in these activities. Risk assessment and participation should be individualized according to the patient's unique situation. Understanding the inherent risk of a particular activity, risk of recurrence of seizures, legal restrictions (some activities may be governed by law or specific code), seizure type, and adverse effects of medication may be useful in making decisions concerning participation in a wide variety of activities. The information in this article should be used to maximize the patient's quality of life.

AB - People with seizures experience restrictions in many areas of life, including participation in recreational activities, social situations, employment, and driving. Health care providers and patients should be informed of the potential hazards faced by people with seizures. The patient and practitioner who know the potential risks can make rational decisions about participation in these activities. Risk assessment and participation should be individualized according to the patient's unique situation. Understanding the inherent risk of a particular activity, risk of recurrence of seizures, legal restrictions (some activities may be governed by law or specific code), seizure type, and adverse effects of medication may be useful in making decisions concerning participation in a wide variety of activities. The information in this article should be used to maximize the patient's quality of life.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0037731475&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0037731475&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 78

SP - 641

EP - 649

JO - Mayo Clinic Proceedings

JF - Mayo Clinic Proceedings

SN - 0025-6196

IS - 5

ER -