Quality of Life and Its Associated Factors among People with Epilepsy

Authors

  • Priyanka Punni1 , Navneet Kaur2 , Bindu K3 , Gagandeep Singh4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpn.v6i2.11193

Keywords:

Quality of life, Epilepsy, Seizures, Neurology OPD

Abstract

Epilepsy is defined as a brain disorder characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic
seizures by its neurobiological, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences. Many factors affect the
quality of life of people with epilepsy, including Seizures Severity, Memory, Medications effects. World
Health Organization (WHO), estimated that there are 50 million people with epilepsy worldwide. Stable
People with epilepsy are those who were suffered from disease for more than three year as diagnosed by
clinical neurologist. The study was conducted in neurology OPD DMC Ludhiana. Findings reveals that 68%
of people with epilepsy had average quality of life. The mean percentage score was found highest for the
social function domain i.e.43.77±10.6301 and was found lowest for seizure worry domain i.e.11.82±7.40.
Age of onset seizures (p=0.367), frequency of seizures (p=0.552) were associated with epilepsy among
people with epilepsy.

Author Biography

Priyanka Punni1 , Navneet Kaur2 , Bindu K3 , Gagandeep Singh4

1
Post graduate M.Sc Nursing, 2
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, DMCH College of Nursing, DMC and
Hospital Malakpur, Ludhiana, Punjab, 3
Associate Professor, Dept of Med-Surg Nursing, DMCH College of
Nursing, DMC and Hospital Malakpur, Ludhiana, Punjab, 4
(HOD) & Professor, Dept of Neurology, DMC and
Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab

Published

2020-10-09