ERIC Number: EJ848018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Consensus Guidelines into the Management of Epilepsy in Adults with an Intellectual Disability
Kerr, M.; Scheepers, M.; Arvio, M.; Beavis, J.; Brandt, C.; Brown, S.; Huber, B.; Iivanainen, M.; Louisse, A. C.; Martin, P.; Marson, A. G.; Prasher, V.; Singh, B. K.; Veendrick, M.; Wallace, R. A.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v53 n8 p687-694 Aug 2009
Background: Epilepsy has a pervasive impact on the lives of people with intellectual disability and their carers. The delivery of high-quality care is impacted on by the complexity and diversity of epilepsy in this population. This article presents the results of a consensus clinical guideline process. Results: A Delphi process identified a list of priority areas for the development of evidence-based guidelines. All guidelines were graded and consensus on scoring was achieved across the guideline group. Conclusion: There is a dearth of high-quality evidence from well-constructed studies on which to base guidance. However, the development of internationally derived consensus guidelines may further support the management of epilepsy in adults with an intellectual disability.
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Epilepsy, Mental Retardation, Guidelines, Adults, Health Services, Health Needs, Research Needs
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