publication . Other literature type . Article . 2002

Seizure Reduction and Quality of Life Improvements in People with Epilepsy

Gretchen L. Birbeck; Ron D. Hays; Xinping Cui; Barbara G. Vickrey;
  • Published: 24 May 2002
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Summary:  Purpose: Previous research suggests that seizure freedom may be necessary to improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for epilepsy surgery patients, but little is known regarding the seizure-frequency reduction needed to improve HRQOL among medically treated individuals. Methods: With data from 134 adults with refractory complex partial seizures participating in a randomized controlled antiepileptic drug (AED) trial, we compared the change in HRQOL across groups having different levels of change in seizure frequency: 100%, 75–99%, 50–74% reduction, and 0–50% increase or decrease. Changes over time within each seizure-reduction group also were ass...
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2002

Seizure Reduction and Quality of Life Improvements in People with Epilepsy

Gretchen L. Birbeck; Ron D. Hays; Xinping Cui; Barbara G. Vickrey;