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Evaluation of the Anxiety Level of Mothers of Children with Epilepsy during the COVID-19 Pandemic Period.
Celik, Halil; Acikel, Sadettin Burak; Ozdemir, Fatih Mehmet Akif; Aksoy, Erhan; Oztoprak, Ulkuhan; Cucu, Ergin; Kucur, Ozge; Ceylan, Nesrin; Yuksel, Deniz.
  • Celik H; Department of Pediatric Neurology (DY) University of Health Sciences, Dr. Sami Ulus, Maternity and Children's Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Acikel SB; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department, University of Health Sciences, Dr. Sami Ulus, Maternity and Children's Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ozdemir FMA; Department of Pediatric Neurology (DY) University of Health Sciences, Dr. Sami Ulus, Maternity and Children's Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Aksoy E; Department of Pediatric Neurology (DY) University of Health Sciences, Dr. Sami Ulus, Maternity and Children's Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Oztoprak U; Department of Pediatric Neurology (DY) University of Health Sciences, Dr. Sami Ulus, Maternity and Children's Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Cucu E; Department of Pediatric Neurology (DY) University of Health Sciences, Dr. Sami Ulus, Maternity and Children's Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Kucur O; Department of Pediatric Neurology (DY) University of Health Sciences, Dr. Sami Ulus, Maternity and Children's Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ceylan N; Department of Pediatric Neurology (DY) University of Health Sciences, Dr. Sami Ulus, Maternity and Children's Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Yuksel D; Department of Pediatric Neurology (DY) University of Health Sciences, Dr. Sami Ulus, Maternity and Children's Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Eur Neurol ; 84(3): 192-199, 2021.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1183420
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Subject
Epilepsy
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PROCESS_OF
Object
Child
2. Chronic disease PROCESS_OF Persons
Subject
Chronic disease
Predicate
PROCESS_OF
Object
Persons
3. Ambulatory Care Facilities LOCATION_OF Study
Subject
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Predicate
LOCATION_OF
Object
Study
4. Level of anxiety PROCESS_OF Mother (person)
Subject
Level of anxiety
Predicate
PROCESS_OF
Object
Mother (person)
5. follow-up TREATS Epilepsy
Subject
follow-up
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TREATS
Object
Epilepsy
6. Epilepsy PROCESS_OF Patients
Subject
Epilepsy
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PROCESS_OF
Object
Patients
7. Level of anxiety PROCESS_OF Child
Subject
Level of anxiety
Predicate
PROCESS_OF
Object
Child
8. Fit frequency PROCESS_OF Child
Subject
Fit frequency
Predicate
PROCESS_OF
Object
Child
9. Seizures PROCESS_OF Child
Subject
Seizures
Predicate
PROCESS_OF
Object
Child
10. Epilepsy PROCESS_OF Child
Subject
Epilepsy
Predicate
PROCESS_OF
Object
Child
11. Chronic disease PROCESS_OF Persons
Subject
Chronic disease
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PROCESS_OF
Object
Persons
12. Ambulatory Care Facilities LOCATION_OF Study
Subject
Ambulatory Care Facilities
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LOCATION_OF
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Study
13. Level of anxiety PROCESS_OF Mother (person)
Subject
Level of anxiety
Predicate
PROCESS_OF
Object
Mother (person)
14. follow-up TREATS Epilepsy
Subject
follow-up
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TREATS
Object
Epilepsy
15. Epilepsy PROCESS_OF Patients
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Epilepsy
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PROCESS_OF
Object
Patients
16. Level of anxiety PROCESS_OF Child
Subject
Level of anxiety
Predicate
PROCESS_OF
Object
Child
17. Fit frequency PROCESS_OF Child
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Fit frequency
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Object
Child
18. Seizures PROCESS_OF Child
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Seizures
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Child
ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND AND

AIM:

Although anyone can be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it may cause additional concern for people with chronic conditions. Epilepsy is the most common neurological disease in childhood and adolescence. The aim of this study was to determine anxiety levels among the mothers of children under follow-up for epilepsy in our clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

METHODS:

The study group consisted of the mothers of epilepsy patients who were under follow-up in the pediatric neurology outpatient clinic of the tertiary care center and were scheduled for a routine examination during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mothers' anxiety levels according to the Beck Anxiety Inventory and their opinions about COVID-19 in relation to their child were assessed and compared based on whether the mother/patient attended their appointments in person and whether the child had frequent or infrequent seizures.

RESULTS:

There was no statistically significant difference in anxiety level between the mothers of 64 children with epilepsy who attended their appointment during the pandemic and those of the mothers of 52 who did not attend their appointment. However, the mothers of children with frequent seizures had significantly higher anxiety levels.

CONCLUSION:

Anxiety level of mothers whose children have frequent seizures was significantly higher compared to mothers whose children have infrequent seizures. It is important to be aware about this point and using telemedicine approach in suitable population and postpone routine outpatient follow-up appointments as much as possible.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Anxiety / Epilepsy / COVID-19 / Mothers Type of study: Cohort study / Experimental Studies / Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Limits: Adolescent / Adult / Child / Child, preschool / Female / Humans / Middle aged / Young adult Language: English Journal: Eur Neurol Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 000514826

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Anxiety / Epilepsy / COVID-19 / Mothers Type of study: Cohort study / Experimental Studies / Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Limits: Adolescent / Adult / Child / Child, preschool / Female / Humans / Middle aged / Young adult Language: English Journal: Eur Neurol Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 000514826