Satisfaction with antiepileptic drugs in children and adolescents with newly diagnosed and chronic epilepsy

Ettore Beghi, Paolo Messina, Elisabetta Pupillo, Giovanni Crichiutti, Maria Giuseppina Baglietto, Pierangelo Veggiotti, Nelia Zamponi, Susanna Casellato, Lucia Margari, Carlo Cianchetti, Giorgia Giussani, Corinna Lanzarotti, Flavia Mattana, Chiara Assalone, Maria Stella Vari, Giulia Prato, Francesca Brustia, Simona Lunghi Sara, S. Olivotto, Elisabetta CesaroniSilvia Cappanera, Delia Simula, Ilaria Chillotti, Tiziana Pisano, Dario Pruna, Elisabetta Lucarelli, Paolo Bonanni, Barbara Micoli, Anna Rita Ferrari, Giulia Valvo, Antonia Parmeggiani, Maria Rita Tedde, Sara Conti, Gaetano Tortorella, Marilena Briguglio, Giangennaro Coppola, Alfredo D'Aniello, Giuseppe Capovilla, Francesca Beccaria, Sophie Cagdas, Dante Besana, Paolo Rasmini, Marina Caldognetto, Alessandra Martini, Antonino Romeo, Maurizio Viri, Monica Lodi, Giuseppe Gobbi, Antonella Boni, Michele Germano, Alessandra Tiberti, Silvia Battaglia, Roberto Micheli, Jessica Galli, Giorgio Capizzi, Ilaria Pieri

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Abstract

Purpose: To assess incidence, indicators and outcome of satisfaction with antiepileptic drugs in children. Methods: Multicenter, observational, open, prospective survey of children and adolescents with epilepsy with three-month follow-up. Included were patients aged 3-17 years with newly diagnosed (" new diagnosis") or chronic epilepsy (" old diagnosis") requiring treatment start or change. Satisfaction was assessed with the Hedonic Visual Scale or direct questions, depending on patient's age. Quality of life of adolescents (QOLIE-48) and of caregivers (SF-36) and predictors of (dis)satisfaction were also assessed. Results: 293 patients completed the study. Most had generalized idiopathic epilepsy, and a disease lasting

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-151
Number of pages10
JournalEpilepsy Research
Volume100
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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Keywords

  • Adverse events
  • Drug acceptability
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Beghi, E., Messina, P., Pupillo, E., Crichiutti, G., Baglietto, M. G., Veggiotti, P., Zamponi, N., Casellato, S., Margari, L., Cianchetti, C., Giussani, G., Lanzarotti, C., Mattana, F., Assalone, C., Vari, M. S., Prato, G., Brustia, F., Lunghi Sara, S., Olivotto, S., ... Pieri, I. (2012). Satisfaction with antiepileptic drugs in children and adolescents with newly diagnosed and chronic epilepsy. Epilepsy Research, 100(1-2), 142-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2012.02.005