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Titolo:
The impact of a single seizure on health status and health care utilization
Autore:
Dworetzky, BA; Hoch, DB; Wagner, AK; Salmanson, E; Shanahan, CW; Bromfield, EB;
Indirizzi:
Boston Univ, Sch Med, Boston VAMC, Boston, MA 02118 USA Boston Univ Boston MA USA 02118 ch Med, Boston VAMC, Boston, MA 02118 USA Harvard Univ, Sch Med, Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA Harvard Univ Cambridge MA USA 02138 tts Gen Hosp, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA Tufts Univ, Sch Med, New England Med Ctr, Boston, MA 02111 USA Tufts UnivBoston MA USA 02111 New England Med Ctr, Boston, MA 02111 USA Harvard Univ, Sch Med, Brigham & Womens Hosp, Boston, MA USA Harvard UnivBoston MA USA ch Med, Brigham & Womens Hosp, Boston, MA USA Boston Univ, Sch Med, Boston Med Ctr, Boston, MA 02215 USA Boston Univ Boston MA USA 02215 Med, Boston Med Ctr, Boston, MA 02215 USA
Titolo Testata:
EPILEPSIA
fascicolo: 2, volume: 41, anno: 2000,
pagine: 170 - 176
SICI:
0013-9580(200002)41:2<170:TIOASS>2.0.ZU;2-1
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
QUALITY-OF-LIFE; WELL-CONTROLLED EPILEPSY; 1ST UNPROVOKED SEIZURE; SURVEY SF-36; PEOPLE; EMERGENCY; RECURRENCE; DIAGNOSIS;
Keywords:
seizure; quality of life; health care utilization; impact; health status;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Dworetzky, BA 150 S Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130 USA 150 S HuntingtonAve Boston MA USA 02130 ston, MA 02130 USA
Citazione:
B.A. Dworetzky et al., "The impact of a single seizure on health status and health care utilization", EPILEPSIA, 41(2), 2000, pp. 170-176

Abstract

Purpose: To assess the health status of patients after a single seizure. Methods: We compared single-seizure patients (SS) with patients who had well-controlled epilepsy (WC), and uncomplicated hypertension (HT). Patients were adults screened from emergency and outpatient units of two urban teaching hospitals using predefined criteria. The 83 patients (SS, 30; WC, 29; HT, 24) were interviewed by phone about functional status (SF-36), comorbid illness, cause of illness, number of visits to health providers, and drug side effects. Results: No significant differences were found among groups for health status, SF-36 domain, or occurrence of drug side effects. SS patients had significantly lower scores on vitality (p < 0.03) and a trend toward lower rolephysical function (p < 0.07) compared with age-adjusted population nons. SS reported more visits to health providers than WC or HT, and the number ofvisits remained high at interview 1 year later. Patient knowledge of the "reason" for the seizure was not associated with health status or number of visits. Conclusions: Health status of patients within 1 year of a single seizure is similar to that of patients with well-controlled epilepsy or hypertension, but SS patients have greater health care utilization.

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