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Health-Related Quality of Life and Related Factors in Children and Adolescents With Epilepsy in Iran

Momeni, Maryam Health-Related Quality of Life and Related Factors in Children and Adolescents With Epilepsy in Iran. Journal of Neuroscience Nurs ing.

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Abstract

Th e e ff ec ts of epilepsy may disturb the ability of the c hi ld and f am il y t o f un ct io n a nd has d et ri me nt al effects on health-related quality of l if e ( HRQOL). We determine d H RQ OL and related f ac tors in children a nd adol es ce nt s w it h e pi le ps y i n I ra n. Th is cross-sectional s tu dy was performed in a private ne ur ol og y p ed ia tr ic clinic in Guilan Pr ov in ce (North of Iran). We evaluated 108 children and a do le sc ents with epilepsy. D at a w er e collected b y i nt er vi ew with pa re nt s a nd review of medical r ec or ds . G eneric and s pe ci fi c H RQ OL was evaluated by C hi ld Health Questionnaire and Q OL in Ch il dh oo d E pi le ps y Q ue st io nna ir e, respectively. The mean of overall g en er ic HRQOL s co re was 71.05 T 11 .3 1. Th e l ow es t s core was r el at ed to parent al impact: e mo ti onal (52. 59 T 15 .4 9) . T he average t ot al specific HRQOL s core was 71.95 T 11 .1 6. The l ow es t score d ed ic at ed to gene ra l h ea lt h ( 51 .2 1 T 18.25). I n m ul ti va ri at e r eg re ss io n a na ly si s, duration of epilepsy (p G .016) w as independently associated with generic H RQ OL scor es . Variables were inde pe nd en tl y associated with specific HRQOL s cores i nc luding gender (p G .003), du ra ti on of epilepsy (p G .011), and family history of e pi le ps y (p G .005). We found t ha t e pi le ps y d ur at ion w as the s tr on ge st predictor of bo th generic and s pe ci fi c H RQ OL in childr en and a do le sc ents with epilepsy. T hi s w il l b e u se ful for c li ni ci an s i n e pi le ps y m anagement, which w il l enhance HRQOL. Ke yw or ds : adolescent , c hi ld re n, epilepsy, q ua li ty of life, s ei zure

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Portal > schools > snm
Depositing User: pr Nursing and Midwifery School
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 09:00
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 09:00
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5864

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