Quality of life in young people with treatment-responsive epilepsy: A controlled study

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  • Clare Eddy
  • R Rizzo
  • M Gulisano
  • P Calì
  • MM Robertson

Colleges, School and Institutes


OBJECTIVE: Quality of life (QoL) has been shown to be lower in individuals with epilepsy than the general public. However, few studies have investigated the QoL of individuals with well-controlled epilepsy. This study investigated the effects of epilepsy on QoL in persons with treatment-responsive seizures, beyond factors directly related to the presence of seizures. METHODS: Fifty young patients with controlled epilepsy and 102 healthy controls completed a generic, multidimensional, self-report QoL instrument, along with standardized scales assessing anxiety, depression, and other emotional or behavioral difficulties. RESULTS: Young people with epilepsy reported increased anxiety (P=0.037) and more emotional and behavioral difficulties (P


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-626
Number of pages4
JournalEpilepsy & Behavior
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2010