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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Self-esteem, Social Support Perception And Seizure Controllability Perception In Adolescents With Epilepsy [autoestima, Percepção De Suporte Social E Percepção De Controlabilidade De Crises Em Adolescentes Com Epilepsia]
Author: Siqueira N.F.
Guerreiro M.M.
de Souza E.A.P.
Abstract: Objective: Compare the self-esteem of adolescents with epilepsy and adolescents without epilepsy and relate it to social support and seizure controllability perception. Method: The study sample consisted: case participants (34 subjects) attending the pediatric epilepsy clinic of University Hospital and control participants (30 subjects) from public schools in Campinas-SP. The instruments utilized were: identification card with demographic and epilepsy data, a semi-structured interview on aspects of the disease, and a Self-Esteem Multidimensional Scale. Results: There was no significant difference between the two groups but majority of adolescents with epilepsy presented higher self esteem rate, have knowledge about epilepsy, presented high levels of social support and seizure controllability perception. There was no significant relationship between social support and seizure controllability perception with self-esteem. Conclusion: Knowledge about epilepsy, social support such good controllability seizure perception seem are important contingencies for a better evaluation of self esteem in adolescents with epilepsy.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2011000600009
Date Issue: 2011
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