Prevalence of Epilepsy in the University Students Representing a Young Adult Population With Normal Intelligence


Huseyinoglu N. , Palanci Y., Gunes N., Ozlece H. K.

EPILEPSI, vol.20, no.2, pp.53-60, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/epilepsi.2014.81905
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSI
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-60

Abstract

Objectives: Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases and involves about 69 million patients worldwide. Especially in young adults, the social and private burden of epilepsy is high. The young adult population of Eastern Turkey has not been investigated with respect to the prevalence and risk factors of epilepsy. For these reasons we aimed to investigate the prevalence and some risk factors of active epilepsy in Kafkas University students as representatives the young adults of Eastern Turkey with normal intelligence.