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Factors contributing to driving by people with uncontrolled seizures.
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PMID:  21377903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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People with epilepsy (PWE) are restricted from driving because of the concern over seizure-related car accidents. We investigated the characteristics of driving in these people and aimed to identify factors associated with driving in those with uncontrolled seizures. Of 290 epilepsy patients, 58% had a driver's license, 40% had driven during the last year. Of 179 persons with uncontrolled seizures, 65 (36%) had driven a car in the previous year. About 9% of PWE with driver's license experienced seizure-related accidents in the previous 5 years, but it was significantly more reported by those with uncontrolled seizures. Being male, married, and employed, and taking fewer antiepileptic drugs were the factors independently associated with increased likelihood of driving in patients with uncontrolled seizures.
Authors:
Young Joo No; Se-Jin Lee; Hyung-Kook Park; Sang-Ahm Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seizure : the journal of the British Epilepsy Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2688     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306979     Medline TA:  Seizure     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 British Epilepsy Association. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Republic of Korea.
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