Psychiatric symptoms and health-related quality of life in children with epilepsy and their mothers

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Bilgic A., Isik U. , Colak R. S. , Derin H., Caksen H.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, vol.80, pp.114-121, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.12.031
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-121


Purpose: This study evaluated the psychiatric symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQL) of children with epilepsy and psychiatric symptoms of their mothers, and compared them to those of healthy children and their mothers. This study also explored the influence of the child-related and maternal psychiatric variables and seizure-specific factors on the HRQLs of children with epilepsy according to both the children's and parents' perspectives.