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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are looking for teens and young adults (ages 13 to 24) living with epilepsy and parents of young adults with epilepsy who are willing to take a confidential online survey.

Part of a project called Youth, Epilepsy, and Successful Self-Management (YESS), the survey seeks to learn from the experts - teens, young adults, and their parents - about the behaviors and services that help make growing up with epilepsy easier or harder. The survey results will be used to create a program to assist teens and young adults with their epilepsy self-management.

Survey questions will focus on the following:

  • How epilepsy impacts your everyday life
  • Healthcare services you receive and want to receive
  • Mental health
  • Physical health
  • The way you spend your time

Survey participants can earn a $25 gift card.

How to Participate

To learn more or take the survey, please email mew@umn.edu or call 612-624-3620. Please identify yourself as either a teen or young adult with epilepsy or a parent and provide your name, age, and preferred method of contact.

About YESS

YESS is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is one of the Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network sites. The MEW Network is a research partnership that works to promote epilepsy self-management research and improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy.