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| Published: March 30, 2017

Quality of Life Enhancement Program for People with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Jayasree Sampath

PhD Research Scholar, Research and Development Center, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sarah Manickaraj

Research Supervisor, Associate Professor, department of psychology, Presidency, Chennai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.193/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.193

ABSTRACT

People with epilepsy have challenges in their daily life and low quality of life. People clinically diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy and follow up were chosen for the study. Sample of 150 were chosen. 75 people with temporal lobe epilepsy having reduced quality of life, aged above 20 years and below 40 years, Men and women, graduates and non-graduates, lower and middle income group, rural and urban population were included in the study. People with head injury, previous history of brain surgery, depression, hearing and speech impairment were excluded from the study. They were assessment using the standard tool for quality of life of epilepsy QUOLIE – 31 (Barbara, 1993). Quality of life enhancement program was provided as a comprehensive structured program for a month. Results revealed that quality of life of people with temporal lobe epilepsy was significantly increased after the training program. Quality of life enhancement program enhances the quality of life of people with epilepsy and more effective when given as a comprehensive individual therapy along with cognitive behavior therapy.

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Jayasree Sampath @ jayamsree@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.193/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.193

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017

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