Online Support Community Improves Epilepsy Self-Management

Those who completed the program were more engaged in the community and improved their self-management.

Many patients with epilepsy are not well-informed about their condition,and educational programs have been developed to increase health literacy and support self-management. The potential for digital educational programs has long been recognized; however, there remains limited evaluation of their effectiveness. 

One program, WebEase, used structured educational modules to promote enhanced patient self-efficacy on topics of medication use, sleep, and stress. However, these studies were limited by significant attrition, suggesting that highly structured educational interventions may not be optimally suited for some patients.

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