Assessment of prescription pattern and quality of life in patients with epilepsy: A tertiary care hospital based prospective study
Thasni K, Abdurahiman P, Shamna Sadan E
Background and objectives: The present study aimed to evaluate the pattern of antiepileptic drugs(AEDs) used and to assess the impact of demographic data (according to age and gender) on quality of life (QOL) of the epileptic patients. Methods: In this prospective cross-sectional study carried out from the department of neurology in KMCT medical college to find out the prescription pattern of AEDs and to assess the Quality of life in outpatients with Epilepsy. Result: The analysis of the results revealed that there were 65 (52.8%) male patients and 58 (47.2%) female patients, where more no of patients involved in the study was adult age group (19-59 Yrs). The most prescribed drug was levetiracetam (52%). The quality of life of 115 patients was assessed by using specific questionnaires. A Higher score indicates better quality and poor score reflect poor quality of life. From the analysis of the QOL, gender as no significant difference in the QOL but in age group there is a significant decrease in the QOL as increases in age group.