Quality of life in adolescent absence epilepsy at Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health

Suwannachote, S.; Wechapinan, T.; Sriudomkajorn, S.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 97 Suppl. 6: S120-S125

2014


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 25391183
Document Number: 14473
To compare the QoL between adolescents with absence epilepsy and the other types of epilepsies. A prospective cohort study was conducted in adolescents aged 10-18 years that have been diagnosed with epilepsy at QSNICH between 2000 and 2012. The QoL was assessed using the QoLIE-AD-48, Thai version. Seventy-three adolescents were included in this study, of which 27 had absence epilepsy. The mean total QoLIE-AD-48 score was 63.94 (17.14). The absence group had a mean score of 74.45 (9.83), while the non-absence group had a score of 57.78 (17.57), p-value < 0.001. The QoL of adolescents with inactive absence epilepsy was significantly higher than those suffering with other types of epilepsy. The QoL in this study was similar to prior studies.

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