Quality of Life and Its Associated Factors among People with Epilepsy
Keywords:Quality of life, Epilepsy, Seizures, Neurology OPD
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.