Journal article

Characterizing psychosocial outcome trajectories following seizure surgery

SJ Wilson, PF Bladin, MM Saling, PE Pattison

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2005

Abstract

PURPOSE: We have developed a new approach to characterizing psychosocial outcome after seizure surgery that allows us to identify diverse individual trajectories as well as subgroups of patients with similar outcomes. METHODS: Eighty-nine anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) patients were recruited through our Seizure Surgery Follow-up and Rehabilitation Program. The Austin CEP Interview was used to measure psychosocial adjustment presurgery, at discharge, and 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months postsurgery. Patient outcome trajectories were characterized across this time frame using a profile-focused form of dual clustering that leads to a lattice representation. RESULTS: Two major, distinct outcome su..

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