Measure of engagement of epilepsy patients in messaging groups

600,000 people in the UK are estimated to suffer from Epilepsy but many feel isolated and do not know others with epilepsy. This study was a feasibility evaluation of mobile messaging applications for social support and involved completion of 2 questionnaires and observation of conversations between participants using a mobile phone application. The study found that people with epilepsy who enrolled in a mobile phone based chat messaging platform had just over one daily usage of the platform and statistically significant improvements in their quality of life and medication adherence. Participants with low engagement in their health showed the greatest improvement across all measures including self-management. You can view the Final Report below.