Daytime sleepiness was evaluated in 244 epileptic subjects with a definite diagnosis of partial or generalized epilepsy on chronic stable antiepileptic drug treatment. All the patients completed a multiple choice sleep questionnaire and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). The 11.4% of the subjects showed ESS score exceeding the normal upper limit. Drug treatment, nocturnal sleep quality and snoring appear to significantly affect ESS score.
|Translated title of the contribution||Prevalence of sleepiness in epileptic patients on treatment: Assesment by means of the Epworth sleepiness scale|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology