Emotional Profile and Empolyment of Patients with Epilepsy
Methods: The research was conducted on the sample of 100 participants, 50 patients with epilepsy and 50 healthly subjcts. Subgroups are equal in age (between 25 and 65 years of age) and level of education. In the estimation of emotional characteristics was used Plutchik’s Emotions Profile Index (EPI). Basic socio-demographic data were also collected.
Results: Patients with epilepsy are significantly less employed (p <.001). Deviations of the reference values emotions dimension were found in seven of eight dimensions in study group, and in five of eight dimensions in control group. Significantly diferencts found in the rejection dimension (p = .043). In other dimensions don't be significant differences.
Limitations: This study has, however, also several limitations. One of all, we only evaluated the motivated participants, not randomly selected
Conclusion: The patients with epilepsy are significantly fewer employment, and significantly more inclined to the opposition / rejection (delay, hostility, contempt and critical) compared with healthy control group. Our knowledge can be useful for planning future interventions for people living with epilepsy.
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