Document Detail


Parental anxiety and quality of life in children with epilepsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14527488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Jane Williams; Chris Steel; Gregory B Sharp; Emily DelosReyes; Tonya Phillips; Stephen Bates; Bernadette Lange; May L Griebel
Related Documents :
17204048 - The correlation of ctg repeat length with material and social deprivation in myotonic d...
9924908 - Cross-cultural adaptation and use of the epilepsy psychosocial effects scale: compariso...
810738 - Inheritance of reading epilepsy.
2288668 - Individuals with sociopathic behavior caused by frontal damage fail to respond autonomi...
21934148 - The relational tradition: landscape and canon.
17522608 - Personal, social and environmental predictors of daily fruit and vegetable intake in 11...
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    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AK, USA. janewill@wfubmc.edu
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Anxiety / drug therapy,  psychology*
Child
Epilepsy / psychology*
Female
Humans
Male
Parents / psychology*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Quality of Life / psychology*
Sickness Impact Profile

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Schizophrenias and epilepsies: why? when? how?
Next Document:  Postictal serum levels of antiepileptic drugs for detection of noncompliance.