Journal article

Outcome of temporal lobectomy: expectations and the prediction of perceived success

SJ Wilson, MM Saling, J Lawrence, PF Bladin

EPILEPSY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1999

Abstract

PURPOSE: This study examined the independent contributions of medical and psychosocial factors to perceived surgical success. We aimed to develop a multidimensional model predictive of perceived surgical outcome. METHODS: Fifty anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) patients were prospectively assessed, using a formally coded, semistructured clinical interview. This has been routinely administered pre- and post-operatively as part of a larger, nationwide study of Australian ATL patients. The interview covers a broad range of epileptological, psychiatric, neuropsychological and psychosocial issues. Variables from these domains were examined in relation to the patient's perception of surgical succe..

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