Results from the Seize the Truth About Epilepsy Perceptions (STEP) Survey reveal eye-opening insights showing that patients, doctors and caregivers aren’t having the right conversations in the doctor’s office, which may lead to miscommunication and incorrect perceptions.1 When it comes to epilepsy diagnosis, treatment and management, we have the opportunity to enhance the conversation around the disease. Ultimately, something needs to be done about it. The STEP Survey was designed to increase understanding of the disease, focusing on bringing about more meaningful dialogue and open conversation that will ultimately lead to better experiences and outcomes for people living with epilepsy.
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases in the world. Nearly 65 million people suffer from epilepsy worldwide, including 3 million adults in the U.S.2 Even today, people living with epilepsy can suffer from stigma and discrimination, and a negative impact on overall quality of life for themselves and their families.
The STEP Survey, conducted by Kantar Health on behalf of SK Life Science, Inc., revealed disconnects between epilepsy patients, caregivers and healthcare providers that need to be addressed in order for open, honest discussions to take place.