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THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH EPILEPSY EMOTIONAL STATUS

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Abstract

Purpose – to study mental and emotional status of parents raising children with epilepsy.

Materials and methods. The level of mental and emotional state in 23 parents in families where children with epilepsy are raising was studied. Control group consisted 29 parents raising healthy children. The following questionnaires were used in our study:Torontoalexithimia scale (TAS) and the assessment of the quality of life by SF-36 questionnaire.

Results. Parents of children with epilepsy have showed a higher score on a scale of alexithimia and a higher chance of having an increased or high score on this test compared with parents of healthy children. Parents of children with epilepsy also have lower rates of almost all scales of SF-36, and a statistically significant lower score on the total mental health component.

Conclusion. The parents of children with epilepsy mental and emotional state is exposed to disorders and this fact need to be considered when developing treatment tactics of pediatric patients with epilepsy.

About the Authors

L. V. Shalkevich
Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Minsk
Belarus

Shalkevich Leonid Valentinovich – Candidate of Medical Sciences, Head of Department of Pediatric Neurology.

Address: ul. P. Brovki, 3, korp. 3, Minsk, Belarus, 220013.



V. B. Smychоk
National Science and Practice Centre of Medical Assessment and Rehabilitation
Belarus

Smychek Vasiliy Borisovich – Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head.

Address: Gorodische, Minskaya obl., Minskiy r-n, 223027. Tel/fax: +3(75175)070417.



A. I. Kudlatch
Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Minsk
Belarus

AKudlach Alisa Igorevna – clinical resident of Department of Pediatric Neurology. 

Address: ul. P. Brovki, 3, korp. 3, Minsk, Belarus, 220013.



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Shalkevich L.V., Smychоk V.B., Kudlatch A.I. THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH EPILEPSY EMOTIONAL STATUS. Epilepsia and paroxysmal conditions. 2015;7(3):26-31. (In Russ.)

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