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dc.contributor.authorStavrinides, Panayiotisen
dc.contributor.authorConstantinidou, Fofien
dc.contributor.authorAnastasiou, A. I.en
dc.contributor.authorMalikides, A.en
dc.contributor.authorPapacostas, Savvas S.en
dc.creatorStavrinides, Panayiotisen
dc.creatorConstantinidou, Fofien
dc.creatorAnastasiou, A. I.en
dc.creatorMalikides, A.en
dc.creatorPapacostas, Savvas S.en
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated aspects of psychosocial adjustment in epilepsy patients in Cyprus. Sixty-three patients under 55. years of age with idiopathic or symptomatic epilepsy and 89 neurologically matched healthy volunteers participated. Subjects completed the State and Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory; patients with epilepsy also completed the Epilepsy Foundation Concerns Index. Results showed that patients with symptomatic epilepsy had significantly higher scores on state and trait anxiety and depressive symptoms. Sociodemographic characteristics including gender, marital status, and education levels contributed to differences in trait and state anxiety, depressive symptom scales, autonomy concerns, and fear for seizure recurrence. Variables such as poor seizure control and use of polytherapy were associated with lower adjustment scores and reduced psychosocial outcome. Finally, patients with epilepsy scored significantly higher on depression and anxiety symptoms. The results provide further evidence on challenges patients with epilepsy face and on the need for implementing psychosocial prevention programs. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.en
dc.sourceEpilepsy and Behavioren
dc.titlePsychosocial adjustment of epilepsy patients in Cyprusen
dc.description.endingpage104Σχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών και Επιστημών Αγωγής / Faculty of Social Sciences and EducationΤμήμα Ψυχολογίας / Department of Psychology
dc.description.notesCited By :3en
dc.source.abbreviationEpilepsy Behav.en
dc.contributor.orcidConstantinidou, Fofi [0000-0002-7928-8363]
dc.contributor.orcidStavrinides, Panayiotis [0000-0002-1347-7444]

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