Wordless intervention for epilepsy in learning disabilities (WIELD): study protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility trial

Marie-Anne Durand, Bob Gates, Georgina Parkes, Asif Zia, Karin Friedli, Garry Barton, Howard Ring, Linda Oostendorp, David Wellsted

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Abstract

Epilepsy is the most common neurological problem that affects people with learning disabilities. The high seizure frequency, resistance to treatments, associated skills deficit and co-morbidities make the management of epilepsy particularly challenging for people with learning disabilities. The Books Beyond Words booklet for epilepsy uses images to help people with learning disabilities manage their condition and improve quality of life. Our aim is to conduct a randomized controlled feasibility trial exploring key methodological, design and acceptability issues, in order to subsequently undertake a large-scale randomized controlled trial of the Books Beyond Words booklet for epilepsy.
Original languageEnglish
Article number455
JournalTrials
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Epilepsy
  • Learning disability
  • Intervention
  • Feasibility trial
  • Clinical protocol

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