Health-related quality of life in patients with conversion disorder with seizures


Ozenli Y., Ozisik H. I. , Tugal O., Yoldascan E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE, cilt.12, ss.105-111, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/13651500701679379
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.105-111

Özet

Objective. The concept of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) is important for both the prevention and progress of psychiatric diseases. In the literature, we are aware that there are a few studies on HRQOL among patients with conversion disorder with seizure. Our aim is to measure the HRQOL in Turkey among patients with conversion disorder with seizure and to compare the quality of life of this study group to a healthy control group and to different types of epileptic patient groups. Methods. A total of 330 subjects was included in this study; 102 patients were included in the conversion disorder group, 121 patients were included in the epileptic group and 93 subjects were included in the healthy control group. WHOQOL-100 scale and Trait Anxiety Inventory (TAI) were administered to these groups. Results. HRQOL for the patients with conversion disorder was worse than the control group except for the environment and social relations domains. The generalized epilepsy patients had better physical and psychological health, compared with the patients with conversion disorder. Compared with the partial epilepsy group, HRQOL for the patients with conversion disorder was better in psychological, environmental, social relationship domains. Conclusion. Considering these disorders, patients with conversion disorder need long-term psychiatric treatment. Carrying out this study in our country will be an advantage for the cross-cultural studies which will be undertaken out in the future.