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Case Western University:Adapting TIME for Special Populations with Epilepsy (SMART)

Case Western Team

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  • Martha Sajatovic, MD (Principal Investigator)
  • Samden Lhatoo (Co-Investigator)
  • Satya Sahoo (Co-Investigator)
  • Curtis Tatsuoka (Co-Investigator)
  • Johnny Sams (SDta Coordinator)
  • Elisabeth Welter, MS, MA (Project Manager)
  • Kari Zimmermann (Research Assistant)
Veteran Healthcare System Team
  • Peijun Chen (Co-Investigator)
  • Mustafa Kahriman (Co-Investigator)
Safety-net County Care System Team
  • Douglas Einstadter (Co-Investigator)
  • Hariprasad Kunhiveedu (Co-Investigator)

Project identifier:
SIP 14-007 : Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Collaborating Center

SMART will be developed to improve self-management and quality of life for adults with epilepsy with recent (past 6 months) negative health events (NHEs) (e.g., seizure, hospitalization, ED visit, accident/traumatic injury, self-harm attempt).  The SMART study will enroll participants from lower-income urban locations, safety-net health systems, and a Veterans Health Care System. SMART will be delivered online, but will also include one or more group sessions, telephone coaching, and peer support.  SMART will be tested for its feasibility, acceptability and efficacy in people with epilepsy and NHEs.  Case Western will also lead its efforts to develop an integrated database for the MEW Network to expand opportunities to evaluate self-management outcomes in people with epilepsy, and to facilitate possible future linkages to other epilepsy databases.





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