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Impact of aggression, depression, and anxiety levels on quality of life in epilepsy patients

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, October 2016
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Impact of aggression, depression, and anxiety levels on quality of life in epilepsy patients
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Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, October 2016
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s113041
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Filiz Izci, ebru fındıklı, mehmet akif camkurt, Deniz Tuncel, Merve Sahin

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of aggression levels on the quality of life (QoL) of epilepsy patients. This study was conducted on 66 volunteer control subjects, who were matched by age and sex to the patient group, which consisted of 66 patients who applied to the Psychiatry and Neurology clinics for outpatient treatment, were aged between 18 years and 65 years, and were diagnosed with epilepsy. A sociodemographic and clinical data form designed by us was distributed among the study participants, along with Buss-Perry Aggression Scale, Beck Anxiety Scale, Beck Depression Scale, and the Quality of Life Scale Short Form (SF-36). Compared with the control group, the patient group displayed higher scores in all subgroups of Buss-Perry Aggression Scale subscales at a statistically significant level (P<0.05). As per the SF-36 questionnaire, physical functioning, physical role disability, general health perception, social functioning, mental health perception, and pain subscales were statistically lower in the patient group (P<0.05). Significant links between Beck Depression Scale and Beck Anxiety Scale levels, as well as some subscales of QoL and aggression levels, were also determined. In conclusion, epilepsy patients experienced impaired QoL compared with the healthy control group and their QoL was further impaired due to increased levels of anxiety, depression, and aggression.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 23%
Student > Bachelor 6 19%
Researcher 4 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 5 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 7 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 13%
Neuroscience 3 10%
Chemistry 2 6%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 4 13%

Attention Score in Context

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#9,127,092
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Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#1,545
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#149,839
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Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#69
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