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JHC 2017, 19(2): 189-198 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship between Self-Management and Quality of Life in Epileptic Patients who referred to Iranian Epilepsy Association
M Shah-Hamze, T Yeganeh , K Kabir, A Montazeri, M Asadi-Shoki, V Saee
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
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Background & aim: Self-management is an important factor in the process of treatment and control of epilepsy that can also affect the quality of life of patients. So this study was performed to determine the relationship between self-management and quality of life in epileptic patients who referred to Iranian epilepsy association.
Methods: This is a descriptive-analytical survey. The population of study is consisted of all epileptic patients whose disease is confirmed by a doctor and they were members of Iranian epilepsy association in 2015. 162 patients were selected by convince sampling and answered to three questionnaires including demographic data, quality of life in epilepsy scale and epilepsy self-management scale. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 17 and the Pearson correlation and stepwise regression tests.
Results: Results showed that there is a statistically significant positive relationship between self-management with overall quality of life and drug management, information management, safety management, seizure management and lifestyle management (p<0.05). Also multiple regression analysis showed that seizure management and safety management can predicted and explained 20.4% of variations in quality of life which indicates the impact of self-management on the quality of life of patients with epilepsy.
Conclusion: According to the results, it seems that with increasing self-management and promotes quality of life can take effective steps for the recovery process and controlling the disease in epilepsy patients. 
Keywords: self-Management, Quality of Life, Epilepsy
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Type of Study: quasi-experimental |
Received: 2017/02/28 | Accepted: 2017/08/11 | Published: 2017/09/7
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Shah-Hamze M, Yeganeh T, Kabir K, Montazeri A, Asadi-Shoki M, Saee V. The Relationship between Self-Management and Quality of Life in Epileptic Patients who referred to Iranian Epilepsy Association . JHC. 2017; 19 (2) :189-198
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