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Parental anxiety and quality of life in children with epilepsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14527488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Parental beliefs and attitudes concerning epilepsy may significantly impact adjustment and quality of life for both the child and family. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between parental anxiety and quality of life in pediatric patients with ongoing epilepsy. Subjects were parents (n=200) of children between the ages of 6 and 16 years who had been diagnosed and treated for epilepsy for at least 1 year. Parents were given quality of life and anxiety questionnaires during the child's clinic visit. A stepwise regression analysis suggested that severity of comorbid conditions, parental anxiety, seizure control, and number of medications were significantly associated with quality of life for these children. Parents with increased anxiety whose children had poorly controlled seizures and a comorbid disability were found to have diminished quality of life.
Jane Williams; Chris Steel; Gregory B Sharp; Emily DelosReyes; Tonya Phillips; Stephen Bates; Bernadette Lange; May L Griebel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1525-5050     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsy Behav     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-06     Completed Date:  2003-12-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  483-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AK, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety / drug therapy,  psychology*
Epilepsy / psychology*
Parents / psychology*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Quality of Life / psychology*
Sickness Impact Profile

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