Marked benefits in physical activity and well-being, but not in functioning domains, 2 years after successful epilepsy surgery in children.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

In this first study comparing epilepsy-specific quality-of-life measures of children after epilepsy surgery (2.4 years after focal resection) with those of a matched comparison group of nonoperated patients, seizure severity, medication side effects, overall quality of life, general health, physical activity, and well-being were better in surgical patients (70.6% seizure free vs 8.3%). Cognitive, social, and behavioral functioning did not differ, suggesting that these may require additional interventions during postsurgical follow-up.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mikati, MA; Rahi, AC; Shamseddine, A; Mroueh, S; Shoeib, H; Comair, Y

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 145 - 149

PubMed ID

  • 17950673

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1525-5050

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.yebeh.2007.08.010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States