Quality of life and sense of coherence in young people and adults with uncomplicated epilepsy: a longitudinal study
2015 (English)In: Epilepsy & Behavior, ISSN 1525-5050, E-ISSN 1525-5069, Vol. 47, 127-131 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was, in a ten-year follow-up, to describe and explore potential changes in quality of life and sense of coherence in relation to gender differences among persons with epilepsy in the transition from adolescence to adulthood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A longitudinal study of sense of coherence (SOC) and quality of life with repeated measurement design (1999, 2004, and 2009) was conducted in a population of persons (n=69) who were aged 13-22years in 1999 and 23-33years in 2009. The Quality-of-Life Index (QLI) and the Sense of Coherence (SOC) scale were used. RESULTS:There was a significant decrease (p≤0.001) in seizures compared with the 2004 results, mainly among the women (p=0.003). When comparing the total QLI scores, no significant differences were found between the three data collections and there were no differences in total scores between men and women. There was a decrease in the SOC total score over the 10-year period study. Total SOC was significantly higher among those being 30-33years old compared to those being 23-29years old (p=0.014) and among those having a driving license (p=0.029) compared to those not having a driving license.CONCLUSIONS:Both quality of life and sense of coherence are important for maintaining health and well-being. Promoting health and well-being requires effective high-quality multidisciplinary person-centered care.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 47, 127-131 p.
adolecsents, epilepsy, longitudinallly, quality of life, sence of coherence, adults
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-36537DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.04.002ISI: 000356366900023PubMedID: 25972130OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-36537DiVA: diva2:823471