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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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SOUZA, Elisabete Abib Pedroso de. Protocol of quality of life in epilepsy: first results. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2001, vol.59, n.3A, pp.541-544. ISSN 0004-282X.

Seizures happen for brief periods of time, but the feelings of anxiety and helplessness, adaptation to the restrictions impose by the life-style and variety of other problems affect more the quality of life in epilepsy. This study proposes a protocol that regards the objectives of a quality of life assessment in health and is applied to a population that attends a university hospital. It contains 65 items and assesses the psychosocial performance, physical limitation, cognitive aspects, perception of control, self-concept, as well as perception of health and quality of life. The results of reliability and validity are discussed.

Keywords : quality of life; epilepsy; adults; protocol.

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