The Assessment Unit of the Epilepsy Centre, Quarriers Homes.
Gray JM., Espie C.
The work of the Assessment Unit in the Epilepsy Centre, Quarriers Homes, Scotland is described. One hundred and thirty patients with severe epilepsy were admitted over a three year period for investigation of seizures and rationalisation of therapy. The degree of psychomotor impairment due to epilepsy itself, or to anti-epileptic drugs was estimated. Cognitive functioning and levels of ability with interpersonal relationships were measured and plans were drawn up for rehabilitation. A plea is made for NHS funding to support the provision of this service for people with epilepsy.