Epilepsy is a chronic condition with a profound effect on the quality of life. Health, family life, social, community and civic activities, economics and personal development are the major variables associated with quality of life for the person with epilepsy. In this article, a model describing the relationship between these variables and quality of life is presented. This model organizes a comprehensive nursing approach to the patient with epilepsy. A case study analysis approach is used to help further illustrate interactions among the variables. Nursing interventions based upon analysis of the model are suggested.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses|
|State||Published - Feb 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
- Clinical Neurology