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Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Differences in maternal and paternal education and their impact on the QOL and general health of children with epilepsy: A study from Iran

2nd International Conference on Central Nervous System Disorders & Therapeutics

December 05-07, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Mohsin Raza

Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Neurol Neurophysiol

Abstract :

Proper parental care is an important aspect of the lives of children with epilepsy. The impact of parental education on the Quality of Life (QOL) of these patients is an understudied topic, especially in developing countries. We investigated the QOL and general health (GH) of children with epilepsy presenting at the pediatric neurology clinic at Baqiyatallah Hospital and a private clinic. The QOL in Childhood Epilepsy (QOLCE) questionnaire, that covers physical activity, well-being, cognition, behavior, social activity, overall QOL, and GH, was used for interviewing parents. A total of 106 patients (m=61, 57.5% and f=45, 42.5%; 5â??17 years, mean: 10.31?±2.91) participated in the study. The maternal education level had a significant impact on the overall QOL (high school: 3.02 ?± 0.85 vs. B.Sc.: 3.67 ?± 0.61, p b 0.05) and GH (high school: 2.81 ?± 0.79 vs. B.Sc.: 3.8 ?± 0.94, p b 0.05) of male patients, while paternal education had no significant effect. Multiple linear regression showed that the maternal education level had an independently significant association with the physical activity of the patients (p = 0.02, CI: 1.4â??6.25), while the paternal education level had with the well-being (p=0.02, CI: 0.43â??5.36). Additionally, the maternal education level (high school vs. B.Sc.) had a significant effect on physical activity, well-being, cognition, and behavior for all of the patients (p<0.05), while the paternal education level had no significant impact. We conclude that maternal education, in particular, plays a significant role in GH and the overall QOL of male patients.

Biography :

Mohsin Raza completed his MD and PhD from Pakistan. He completed his post-doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000. Dr Raza is basic and clinical neuroscience researcher especially on Epilepsy as well as Multiple Sclerosis and has published his research in famous journals including Brain Research, PNAS, Epilepsy Research, Science and Engineering Ethics and Epilepsy and Behavior. He also teaches Scientific Ethics and is the director of Faculty Development Program at the Faculty of Medicine in his institution and has developed several academic programs for the students and the faculty.