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Acta Neurológica Colombiana

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PALACIOS, Eduardo; VICUNA, Martin; PULIDO, Ana Carolina  and  VERGARA, Jean Paul. Quality of life in patients with epilepsy attending in neurology department of San José Hospital in Bogotá. Acta Neurol Colomb. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.3, pp.235-239. ISSN 0120-8748.

Introduction: in the world about 50 million people have epilepsy, the disease causes a great sequel to the patient, and families with this disease Objective: to describe conditions that affect the quality of life by QOLIE-10 form in patients with epilepsy, valued at San José Hospital of Bogotá. Materials and methods: cross-sectional descriptive observation from the survey of quality of life in epilepsy (QOLIE-10). The information was summarized using frequencies, measures of central tendency and dispersion. Results: 157 surveys were obtained. According to the classification of QOLIE 10, 43.3% of patients had poor quality of life, which along with the regular grade (19.8%) is interpreted that most patients do not have a good quality of life. Quality of life as in the rest of the world population is affected by the ictal frequency. Conclusion: in patients with epilepsy Population their quality of life is not good although 71% are on monotherapy and have control of the disease.

Keywords : Cross-sectional studies; epilepsy; neurology; QOLIE-10; quality of life (MeSH).

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