publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Quality of Life after Epilepsy Surgery in Korea

Choi-Kwon, Smi; Chung, Chun-Kee; Lee, Sang Kun; Choi, Jimi; Han, Kihye; Lee, Eun-Hyun;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2008 Journal: Journal of Clinical Neurology, volume 4, page 116 (issn: 1738-6586, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Korean Neurological Association
Abstract
Background and PurposeᄏTemporal changes in the quality of life (QOL) and the underlying factors after epilepsy surgery might be specific to Korea, where social stigma toward patients with epilepsy is still pronounced. MethodsᄏThe seizure characteristics, number of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), and the presence of stigma, anxiety, and depression were assessed before and after surgery (at 6 months and ar- ound 2 years) in 32 surgery patients and 32 nonsurgery patients. The QOL was compared be- tween these groups using the Epilepsy Surgery Inventory-55 questionnaire. The factors affect- ing QOL were also evaluated. ResultsᄏThe scores in the mental, physical, and role...
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Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: Neurology, Clinical Neurology, Epilepsy, medicine.disease, medicine, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Anesthesia, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, Diabetes mellitus, Quality of life, Pediatrics, Stigma (botany), Social stigma, business.industry, business, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Epilepsy surgery, Original Article, Epilepsy Surgery Inventory-55, Depression, Stigma
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Quality of Life after Epilepsy Surgery in Korea

Choi-Kwon, Smi; Chung, Chun-Kee; Lee, Sang Kun; Choi, Jimi; Han, Kihye; Lee, Eun-Hyun;