We aimed to provide information on the attitudes and needs of general practitioners (GPs) in the management of patients with epilepsy. A questionnaire was designed, piloted and distributed to all GPs participating in a compulsory CME seminar on epilepsy promoted by Bologna Health Trust. We collected 382 completed questionnaires (83,6% of the GPs approached). Overall we documented a strong tendency to resort to specialist advice for many of the ordinary problems of epilepsy management and the need of a closer cooperation with the neurologist. To our knowledge this is the first Italian study surveying GPs' attitudes and needs in the management of patients with epilepsy. Further surveys in other areas of the country would be useful.
|Translated title of the contribution||Care of epilepsy patients in general practice: A survey of the Bologna area|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology