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Child health
Self-care strategies for children with epilepsy
  1. Muili Lawal
  1. College of Nursing, Midwifery & Healthcare, University of West London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Muili Lawal, University of West London, London TW8 9GA, England, UK; muili.lawal{at}

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Commentary on: Fleeman N, Bradley PM. Care delivery and self-management strategies for children with epilepsy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Mar 1;3:CD006245. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006245.pub4. Update in: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022 Apr 27;4:CD006245.

Implications for practice and research

  • The impact of epilepsy may symbolise a life-changing event for the affected children and their parents.

  • Epilepsy is managed by using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches.

  • Although, there is evidence to suggest the benefits of non-pharmacological treatment in epilepsy, there is limited study on self-management interventions for children with epilepsy.


Historically, epilepsy is one of the world’s oldest recognised conditions, and it is dominated with fear and misunderstanding until the advent of the discipline of neurology.1 It is one of the most common chronic disabling neurological disorders in the world with serious physical, economic and discriminatory consequences in some parts of the world. Epilepsy is a non-contagious neurological medical condition resulting from outbursts of excessive electrical discharges in …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.