Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2007, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (1): 103-106.

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Quality of Life of Epilepsy Patients in Zhuang Populations in Guangxi Guixi Area

HUANG Rui-ya1, XIE Ji-sheng2, LI Xue-bin1, WEI Shi-ge1   

  1. 1Department of Neurology, the Affiliated Hospital,Youjiang Medical College for Nationalities, Bose, Guangxi 533000, China
    2Department of Scientific Research,Youjiang Medical College for Nationalities, Bose, Guangxi 533000, China
  • Received:2006-03-27 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-02-28 Published:2007-02-28
  • Contact: HUANG Rui-ya

Abstract: ABSTRACT:Objective To investigate the quality of life (QOL) and its influence factors in epilepsy patients in Zhuang population in Guangxi Guixi area. Methods Totally 78 epilepsy patients in Zhuang populations and 60 healthy controls were enrolled, and their QOL was assessed with Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory-31 (QOLIE-31). The QOLIE-31 scores of patients between different sexes, anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) usage, duration of seizure, and seizure types were compared. Results QOL score was significantly lower in epileptic group (53.9±8.0) compared with control group (77.0±7.1) (P<0.01). No difference was found in QOLIE-31 scores of patients between men and women (P>0.05). Patients with single AED, shorter duration of seizure, and tonic-clonic seizure had higher QOLIE-31 scores than those with multiple AEDs, longer duration of seizure, and other seizure types (P<0.01, P<0.05, P<0.01, respectively). Conclusions QOL is lower in epilepsy patients than normal people in Zhuang populations in Guangxi Guixi area. Medication and seizure type affects the QOL in patients with epilepsy.

Key words: epilepsy, quality of life, Zduanc nationality