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Devinsky O
"Clinical uses of the quality-of-life in epilepsy inventory"
Epilepsia 1993 ; 34 Suppl 4():S39-S44
The quality-of-life in epilepsy (QOLIE) inventory was designed to assess adult epilepsy patients. Responses to a draft 99-question inventory administered to patients with low to moderate seizure frequency will be used to generate two or three separate instruments. The largest and most comprehensive of these will serve as a research tool for investigators and may be helpful in designing studies that compare the effects of approved or investigational antiepileptic drugs. This instrument may also be useful in documenting patient outcomes following expensive diagnostic studies, such as video-electroencephalogram monitoring, or other therapeutic interventions, such as epilepsy surgery. An intermediate-sized instrument may serve as a clinical tool for neurologists and epileptologists. A brief instrument may serve as a quick clinical survey for primary care physicians, neurologists, and specialists in epileptology. The abbreviated clinical inventories are intended to provide rapid assessment of quality-of-life issues in the office setting. Such assessments can help physicians and patients identify previously unrecognized problems and may lead to changes in care

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