Quality of life in childhood epilepsy validating the qolce
The age of the children ranged from 4-12 years with mean age of 7.84 years at the time of recruitment.
Epileptic children receiving anti epileptics for at least a period of 6 months were interviewed by investigators.
Results: The mean overall QOL score was 46.82 ± 10.90.
Overall QOL was affected by type of epilepsy, seizure frequency, type of antiepileptic drug and maternal education.
Several studies indicate that childhood epilepsy is a high risk factor for poor psychosocial outcomes including depression and anxiety , low self-esteem [7-9], behavioral problems [10-12] and academic difficulties.
We also observed that patients with Sodium valproate and Carbamazepine are having better quality of life.
Generic measures of QOL assess function, disability and distress resulting from general ill health and have the advantages of allowing comparisons with healthy population.
[15,16] Quality of life (QOL) is concerned with “the degree to which a person enjoys the important possibilities of life”.
The IEC code given after the validation of questionnaire was VCOP/PHARMD/V/2016/19/02.
All the subjects parents/guardians consent was taken by giving information regarding the study and use of the study.