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Epilepsy Res Suppl. 1988;1:147-51.

Compliance in epileptic children in Japan.

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Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.


We investigated compliance in 133 epileptic patients with an onset before 15 years. Compliance was determined according to prescription rate. Those with a prescription rate over 95% were regarded as compliant and those with a rate below 95% as non-compliant. One-hundred patients (75.2%) were compliant. Good compliance was related to early onset of epilepsy, high seizure frequency, short duration of seizure-free period and self-reported complete intake of medicine. Duration of epilepsy, seizure/drug calendar recording, number of drugs and plasma level of antiepileptic drugs were not associated with compliance.

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