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Social adaptation and quality of life in reproductive-aged women with epilepsy

https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2015-3-15-20

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Abstract

The quality-of-life indicators are integral characteristics of treatment and diagnostic measures in modern epileptology.

Objective: to assess the social adaptation and quality of life in reproductive-aged women with epilepsy.

Subjects and methods. A sociological survey using the Quality of Life Satisfaction questionnaire and the European Quality of Life-5 Dimensions (EQ-5D) was carried out in 352 women living in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Results. At the time of the study, 21.3% of the patients were unemployed. Disability related to epilepsy was in 13.1% of women, mainly in those with cryptogenic (22.3%) and symptomatic (14.4%) epilepsy. Most of the women were unsatisfied with their job activity (55.1%), financial status (64.6%), and physical health (65.3%). Mainly the patients with symptomatic epilepsy reported dissatisfaction with their psychological status. The patients had employment problems (12.5%), inability to work in their specialty (12.5%) and to get the desired specialty (10.3%), and labor maladaptation (8.8%). There was a preponderance of women with higher education (40.3%) and 21.3% continued their studies. Warm family relations and help from relatives and friends (65.4%), hope for their recovery (50.7%), contacts with their friends (30.1%), and plans for future (34.6%) were important for the women to control the disease.

Conclusions. The findings suggest that family, personal, maternity problems are more important causes of social maladaptation in epileptic women.

About the Authors

Diana Viktorovna Dmitrenko
Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation
1, Partisan Zheleznyak St., Krasnoyarsk 660022


N. A. Shnayder
Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation
1, Partisan Zheleznyak St., Krasnoyarsk 660022


Yu. B. Govorina
Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation
1, Partisan Zheleznyak St., Krasnoyarsk 660022


A. V. Muravieva
Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation
1, Partisan Zheleznyak St., Krasnoyarsk 660022


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Dmitrenko D.V., Shnayder N.A., Govorina Y.B., Muravieva A.V. Social adaptation and quality of life in reproductive-aged women with epilepsy. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2015;7(3):15-20. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2015-3-15-20

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