1. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Dec;25(4):546-51. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.09.013. Epub
2012 Nov 13.

Satisfaction with life domains in people with epilepsy.

Kobau R(1), Luncheon C, Zack MM, Shegog R, Price PH.

Author information: 
(1)Arthritis, Epilepsy and Well-Being Branch, Division of Population Health,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 
30341, USA. rkobau@cdc.gov

While commonly used quality-of-life instruments assess perceived
epilepsy-associated limitations in life domains and formally document patient
concerns, less is known of community-dwelling adults with epilepsy about their
satisfaction with broader life domains, such as satisfaction with housing,
education, neighborhood, ability to help others, and achievement of goals. The
purpose of this study was to examine satisfaction with life domains in a
representative sample of community-dwelling adults with self-reported epilepsy
from the 2008 HealthStyles survey. Following adjustment for sex, age group,
race/ethnicity, education, and income, people with epilepsy were more likely to
report frustration in the domains of achievement (e.g., dissatisfaction with
education and life goals), compromised social interactions (dissatisfaction with 
family life, friends, and social life), and compromised physical capability
(dissatisfaction with health and energy level). Life satisfaction and other
well-being domains can supplement health indicators to guide treatment and
program services for people with epilepsy to maximize their well-being.

Published by Elsevier Inc.

DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.09.013 
PMCID: PMC5328430
PMID: 23153720  [Indexed for MEDLINE]