WebEase (Web Epilepsy, Awareness, Support and Education) is an interactive, on-line self-management program for people with epilepsy. The goal of WebEase is to support and foster the management of epilepsy by people with epilepsy. WebEase was developed by a team of Emory University researchers and physicians who treat patients with epilepsy.
How does it work?
WebEase is different from other Epilepsy websites because it does not tell you what you should do. Rather, it guides you to think about what is important to you in managing your epilepsy through taking medications, managing stress and getting a good night’s sleep. WebEase encourages you to make decisions that are consistent with your own goals:
- The program consists of three interactive modules—medication taking, stress and sleep management. Each module lets you read information, respond to questions, receive feedback, and watch and listen to testimonials. You also learn helpful strategies to improve your epilepsy self-management and set goals that are personalized to meet your specific needs and concerns.
- WebEase also includes MyLog, an online personal journal you can use to track your seizures, medication, stress and sleep patterns and receive personalized feedback about how your medication taking, stress, and sleep may affect or improve your epilepsy.
Who should use WebEase?
WebEase is for anyone living with epilepsy and who is interested in improving their self-management skills regardless of where they are in life, or how long they have lived with epilepsy. WebEase will be particularly helpful for those who have been recently diagnosed with epilepsy, or for those who are struggling with managing their medication taking, reducing their stress levels and improving their sleep.
Because WebEase adapts to your needs, each WebEase module can be taken multiple times and support you in your personal journey to improve your epilepsy self-management at times when you need it most.
This program was made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under cooperative agreement number 1U58DP003832-01. Its content are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.