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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 551-554

Assessment of quality of life in epilepsy patients receiving anti-epileptic drugs in a tertiary care teaching hospital


Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Sonali A Pimpalkhute
Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.165198

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Objectives: Health-related quality of life (QOL) is an important outcome in epilepsy treatment. Very few studies have been carried out on the quality of life in epilepsy (QOLIE-31) in India. The present study aimed to determine the level of health-related QOLIE-31 in patients of epilepsy. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Respondents were adults aged at least 18-year-old with a diagnosis of epilepsy. QOLIE-31 was used for collecting data on health-related QOL. The unpaired t-test or one-way analysis of variance was used to compare means of QOL scores between groups. Results: Totally, 60 patients of epilepsy were included in the study. The mean (standard deviation) total score of QOLIE-31 was 64.61. A score of cognitive and medication effect were significantly better in carbamazepine group as compared to valproate group. Conclusions: Patients on monotherapy had a better QOL as compared to patients receiving polytherapy.






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