Journal article

Video-based training improves the accuracy of seizure diagnosis

Udaya Seneviratne, Catherine Ding, Simon Bower, Simon Craig, Michelle Leech, Thanh G Phan

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM: The difficulties in differentiating epileptic seizures (ES) from psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are well known. However, interventions to enhance diagnostic accuracy have not been well studied. We sought to evaluate the accuracy of discrimination between ES and PNES before and after targeted training among medical students. METHODS: A teaching module incorporating videos of typical ES and PNES was used for training. Typical ES and PNES, 10 each, were shown in a random mix. The participants were asked to make a diagnosis as the baseline test, followed by a detailed discussion on videos. One month later, a 1 h lecture was delivered on the diagnosis and classifica..

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