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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: What About Us?. Siblings Of Children With Epilepsy
Author: Tsuchie S.Y.
Guerreiro M.M.
Chuang E.
Baccin C.E.
Montenegro M.A.
Abstract: Rationale: It is known that epilepsy has a severe impact in the quality of life of the patients; however, it affects the lives of all family members. The psychosocial repercussions of epilepsy are often of greater significance than the seizures themselves. Methods: This was a prospective study, conducted from January 2005 to December 2005 at the pediatric epilepsy clinic of our University Hospital. Parents were interviewed by one of the authors according to a structured questionnaire about the impact of epilepsy in the life of the siblings of children with epilepsy. Results: One hundred and twenty-seven children, siblings of 78 patients with epilepsy were evaluated. From the 127 siblings of children with epilepsy, 60 were girls and 67 were boys. Ages ranged from 5 to 18 years old (mean = 11.7 years). After the diagnosis of epilepsy, the siblings had only negative feelings toward the disease, mostly sadness and fear. Conclusion: Our data showed that the impact of epilepsy in the lives of siblings of children with epilepsy is much more severe than previously suspected. © 2006 British Epilepsy Association.
Citation: Seizure. , v. 15, n. 8, p. 610 - 614, 2006.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.seizure.2006.08.007
Date Issue: 2006
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