Parent- and patient-validated content for pediatric epilepsy quality-of-life assessment.

  title={Parent- and patient-validated content for pediatric epilepsy quality-of-life assessment.},
  author={G Arunkumar and E Wyllie and Prakash Kotagal and Hean Teik Ong and Frank D Gilliam},
  volume={41 11},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the parent-and patient-validated content of quality-of-life measurement for use in children with epilepsy. METHODS We asked the parents of 80 consecutive children and adolescents with epilepsy to list in order of importance their concerns about living with or caring for their children with epilepsy. Patients were 3 months to 18 years of age (mean, 10 years) and identified at the outpatient clinic or during hospital stay. To minimize investigator… CONTINUE READING

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