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Illness Perceptions ‘Contribute To Fatigue And Sleep Problems In Childhood Epilepsy’ - Epilepsy Research UK

A new study has demonstrated the extent to which illness perceptions contribute to fatigue and sleep problems in youngsters with epilepsy.

Led by the General Hospital of Athens and Leiden University in the Netherlands, the study aimed to examine the extent to which gender, epilepsy severity and illness perceptions can predict fatigue and sleep problems among childhood epilepsy patients.

Structured interviews were conducted in 100 patients, with results published in the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology showing that 91 per cent of subjects reported that their conditions were well controlled by antiepileptic drugs.

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