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Psychosocial issues in people with epilepsy in Togo and Benin (West Africa) II: quality of life measured using the QOLIE-31 scale.
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PMID:  15380126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: This study in Togo and Benin, West Africa, was aimed at measuring health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of people with epilepsy (PWE). METHODS: It was a cross-sectional study among 281 adult PWE in Togo and 215 in Benin matched with the same number of controls without epilepsy, using the Quality Of Life in Epilepsy Scale-31 (QOLIE-31). RESULTS: In Togo and Benin, controls had significantly better HRQOL (80.3+/-7.4, 72.2+/-12.7) than PWE (49.5+/-14.4, 52.1+/-33.4) according to the QOLIE-31 Overall score (P<0.0001). HRQOL was, in general, negatively correlated with a higher frequency of seizures and lack of treatment. CONCLUSION: Results call for specific management of epilepsy in PWE in Togo and Benin to improve their HRQOL.
P Nubukpo; J P Clément; D Houinato; A Radji; E K Grunitzky; G Avodé; P M Preux
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1525-5050     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsy Behav     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-21     Completed Date:  2004-11-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  728-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Neuroepidemiology and Tropical Neurology, EA 3174, Faculty of Medicine, 2, Rue du Dr Marcland 87025 Limoges, France. <>
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Benin / epidemiology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Data Collection
Epilepsy / drug therapy,  psychology*
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
Quality of Life*
Seizures / epidemiology
Sex Factors
Social Environment*
Socioeconomic Factors
Togo / epidemiology
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