Evaluation of life quality in children with epileptic diseases

Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research

Volume 3 - Number Supple.1

Article Type: Original Article
Epilepsy is one of the disorders with chronic, recurrent and sudden changes in neurological function due to electrical dysfunction of brain. Previous studies have indicated that this disorder may affect the quality of life and could change it. The aim of this study was evaluation of life quality in children with epileptic diseases. This is a cohort and clinical trial study. Demographic data include age, sex and… data is gathered regarding quality of life by questionnaire. The results indicated that the mean age was 13 years old, 57% were female and 27% had family history of epilepsy. Also 45% had psychological problems (Anxiety, Depression) 16% had familial problems (regarding brothers and sisters) and 35% had social problems (regarding classmates and teachers) and 16% had a physical problem (Fatigue, weakness). There was not significant correlation (P>0.05) between the quality of life and age, sex and other factors. Above findings show that epileptic children and their family are not able to adapt with their disease. Also they have a lot of problem in their life that can create stressful situation for them.