Evaluation of the severity of the burden of epilepsy by quantitative study of health problems caused by the disease in Georgian outpatients

The cost of epilepsy consists of three components:

  • Direct: diagnostic and periodic follow-up examinations, treatment
  • Indirect: trauma, co-morbid conditions, missed working hours, etc.
  • Intangible: employment, family, driving, psycho-social and other problems

This cost has never been studied in Georgia. Consequently, the degree of severity of the epilepsy burden is unknown to the Georgian health care system. Collecting data on the severity of the disease, investigating the causes, and treating it will greatly help to identify problems in epilepsy management, planning the cost-effective methods, and increase the wellbeing of patients with epilepsy.

Start date: 9 March 2023 | Proposed end date: 31 December 2024
Region: Europe
Languages: English and Georgian
Lead institution: Institute of Neurology and Neuropsychology
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Principal investigator / organizer: Sofia Kasradze
Patient age: Adult
Type of project: Research
Funding source: University
Project needs: Funding

Contact: Sofia Kasradze, MD PhD Prof