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Impact of epilepsy surgery on quality of life and burden of caregivers in children and adolescents.

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Summary of "Impact of epilepsy surgery on quality of life and burden of caregivers in children and adolescents."

The objective of this study was to analyze the impact of pediatric epilepsy surgery on the quality of life (QOL), determining whether patients improve, worsen, or maintain their preoperative patterns, as it relates to the burden of caregivers, as well as evaluating potential related factors, from both the children and caregivers perspectives.

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Name: Epilepsy & behavior : E&B
ISSN: 1525-5069
Pages: 106961

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