The Quality of Life of Older Adults with Epilepsy: A Systematic Review

Published: 17 Feb 2020
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Systematic review from 2018 synthesising the available literature on the quality of life (QoL) ofolder adults with epilepsy.  A total of 10 articles met the inclusion criteria. The findings were synthesised to compare the overall QoL of older adults in comparison to younger age groups and to identify which QoL factors were the most and least negatively impacted by the presence of epilepsy and old age. Predictors of QoL were identified from findings that used a regression analysis. Results show no clear differences for overall QoL between older and younger people however found that fatigue and seizure to be the strongest indicators of poor QoL. The research highlights that further rsearch needs to be done to identify a broader range of QoL predictors through regressional analysis and to compare how QoL changes with age.

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