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Study to Assess the Seizure Severity, depression and Quality of life among Patients with epilepsy at AIMS, Kochi

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Indian Journal of Public Health Research Development

Source : Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Volume 9, p.25 (2018)

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Campus : Kochi

School : College of Nursing

Department : Medical Surgical Nursing

Year : 2018

Abstract : Epilepsy is a condition that has life consequences that extend well beyond the experience of having seizures. Objectives: The objective of the study were to identify the seizure severity, depression and quality of life, find out the relationship between seizure severity, depression and quality of life and to find out the association between seizure severity, depression, quality of life and selected demographic and clinical variables. Materials and Method: A total of 100 patients with epilepsy were studied by standardized Seizure Severity Questionnaire, Becks Depression Inventory, and Quality of Life in Epilepsy 31. Results: showed that 78 (78 %) of subjects with epilepsy were having have moderate degree of seizure severity, 12 (12%) having severe, 10 (10%) having mild degree of seizure severity. The depression showed 55 (55 %) of subjects with epilepsy having normal level, 31 (31%) having mild mood disturbance, 11 (11%) has moderate depression, three (3%) has borderline clinical depression and no severe and extreme depression. The quality of life in epilepsy showed 62 (62%) having low quality of life and 38 (38%) having high quality of life. There was a significant strong negative correlation exist relationship between depression and quality of life (r = -.563) and seizure severity and quality of life (r=-.343). There was a significant positive correlation between seizure severity and depression (r =.226). A significant association between depression and educational status (χ2 = 3.88), quality of life quality of life and educational status (χ2 =9.283) and type of seizure and quality of life (χ2 =6.84).Conclusion: The study concluded that seizure and depression were predictive indicators for assessing quality of life.

Cite this Research Publication : Anjana A. P., Joseph, G., and A.Valsan, R., “Assessment of Knowledge Regarding Post Exposure Prophylaxis Following Needle Stick Injury among B. Sc. Nursing Students”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development , vol. 9, no. 4, 2018.

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