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Gepubliceerd in: Quality of Life Research 2/2021

21-09-2020

Quality of life among patients with epilepsy in Nigeria: predictors and barriers to routine clinical use of QOLIE-31

Auteurs: Temitope Ogundare, Timothy O. Adebowale, Obinna A. Okonkwo

Gepubliceerd in: Quality of Life Research | Uitgave 2/2021

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Abstract

Purpose

To determine the factors predicting poorer quality of life (QOL) among patients with epilepsy attending an out-patient clinic in a Nigerian tertiary hospital, and reflect on the barriers to successful adoption of a structured QOL instrument into routine clinical practice.

Methods

Two-hundred and seventy patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy attending the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Abeokuta, Nigeria were recruited. Sociodemographic and clinical information were collected using a proforma. QOLIE-31 was administered to measure QOL.

Results

The mean (SD) QOLIE-31 scores were 77.98 (13.32), with 15.2%, 74.1%, and 10.7% of the respondents classified as low, moderate, and high QOL, respectively. Factors associated with poorer QOL include seizure frequency, depression, and family history of epilepsy.

Conclusion

Quality of life is an important outcome measure for people with epilepsy and it focuses on the individual’s subjective assessment of their well-being. Although useful for clinical management of patients with epilepsy, the uniqueness of the practice settings and the limitations of clinical practice in a developing country pose challenges to successful adoption of structured QOL instrument into routine clinical practice.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Quality of life among patients with epilepsy in Nigeria: predictors and barriers to routine clinical use of QOLIE-31
Auteurs
Temitope Ogundare
Timothy O. Adebowale
Obinna A. Okonkwo
Publicatiedatum
21-09-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer International Publishing
Gepubliceerd in
Quality of Life Research / Uitgave 2/2021
Print ISSN: 0962-9343
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2649
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-020-02643-x

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