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Prevention Research Centers: 30 Years of Building Healthier Communities

PACES in Epilepsy


PACES Improves Epilepsy Self-Management

The Program for Active Consumer Engagement in Self-Management (PACES), developed at the University of Washington PRC, is an epilepsy self-management program that is tailored for individual needs (such as concerns about stress, mood, memory, and information processing). The 8-week program for urban adults includes in-person sessions with a trained professional and a peer who has epilepsy. A study found that after 6 months, adults with epilepsy showed improvements in their understanding of their condition and their ability to manage medication side effects like fatigue. Researchers are adapting PACES for use with rural adults.