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Content analysis of subjective experiences in partial epileptic seizures
Stora Sköndal Fdn, Neurol Rehabilitat Clin, S-12885 Sköndal, Sweden / Åbo Akad Univ, Dept Psychol, SF-20500 Turku, Finland.
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5133-8664
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2771-1588
Stora Sköndal Fdn, Neurol Rehabilitat Clin, S-12885 Sköndal, Sweden.
2008 (English)In: Epilepsy & Behavior, ISSN 1525-5050, E-ISSN 1525-5069, Vol. 12, no 1, 170-182 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A new content analysis method for systematically describing the phenomenology of subjective experiences in connection with partial epileptic seizures is described. Forty patients provided 262 descriptions of subjective experience relative to their partial epileptic seizures. The results revealed that subjective experiences during seizures consist mostly of sensory and bodily sensations, hallucinatory experiences, and thinking. The majority of subjective experiences during seizures are bizarre and distorted; nevertheless, the patients are able to engage in adequate behavior. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study for which detailed subjective seizure descriptions were collected immediately after each seizure and the first study in which the content of verbal reports of subjective experiences during seizures, including both the ictal and postictal experiences, has been analyzed in detail.

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Elsevier, 2008. Vol. 12, no 1, 170-182 p.
Keyword [en]
Epilepsy, Simple and complex partial seizures, Level and content of consciousness, Content analysis, Self-control behaviour, Subjective experience, Phenomenology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-3595DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2007.10.002ISI: 000252465100025PubMedID: 18086461Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-37149055388OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-3595DiVA: diva2:290756
Available from: 2010-01-28 Created: 2010-01-28 Last updated: 2016-04-28Bibliographically approved

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