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Prospective and longitudinal long-term employment outcomes after resective epilepsy surgery.

Edelvik A, Flink R, Malmgren K - Neurology (2015)

Bottom Line: There were no significant changes in employment outcome over time at group level, but for those with full-time employment at baseline, 79%, 79%, 57%, and 47% of seizure-free patients were in full-time work at 2-, 5-, 10-, and 15-year follow-up, compared to patients with benefits at baseline, where 16%, 27%, 31%, and 33% of seizure-free patients worked full time at these time points (p = 0.018 at 10 years).More patients with full-time work had ability to drive, a family of their own, and higher educational status than patients in part-time work or on benefits.The best vocational outcomes occurred in seizure-free patients who were employed or students at baseline, which may reflect a higher general psychosocial level of function.

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Affiliation: From the Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation (A.E., K.M.), Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg; and Department of Clinical Neurophysiology (R.F.), Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. anna.edelvik@vgregion.se.

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Full-time employment for seizure-free patients and in the general populationPercentage with full-time employment in the general population and in seizure-free patients in different age groups. Numbers above bars represent number of patients in each group. Gen pop = general population.
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Figure 2: Full-time employment for seizure-free patients and in the general populationPercentage with full-time employment in the general population and in seizure-free patients in different age groups. Numbers above bars represent number of patients in each group. Gen pop = general population.

Mentions: Data comparing full-time employment for all patients and the general Swedish population are shown in table e-1B. The results are shown in 4 age groups of decades up to age 64. Comparisons between the general population and seizure-free patients are illustrated in figure 2. In the general population, 65% to 71% of those between 25 and 54 worked full time, decreasing to 53% for people aged 55 to 64 years. This can be compared with the seizure-free patients with 5- and 10-year follow-up after surgery, where 36% to 65% worked full time up to age 54, but thereafter only 24% to 27%.


Prospective and longitudinal long-term employment outcomes after resective epilepsy surgery.

Edelvik A, Flink R, Malmgren K - Neurology (2015)

Full-time employment for seizure-free patients and in the general populationPercentage with full-time employment in the general population and in seizure-free patients in different age groups. Numbers above bars represent number of patients in each group. Gen pop = general population.
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Figure 2: Full-time employment for seizure-free patients and in the general populationPercentage with full-time employment in the general population and in seizure-free patients in different age groups. Numbers above bars represent number of patients in each group. Gen pop = general population.
Mentions: Data comparing full-time employment for all patients and the general Swedish population are shown in table e-1B. The results are shown in 4 age groups of decades up to age 64. Comparisons between the general population and seizure-free patients are illustrated in figure 2. In the general population, 65% to 71% of those between 25 and 54 worked full time, decreasing to 53% for people aged 55 to 64 years. This can be compared with the seizure-free patients with 5- and 10-year follow-up after surgery, where 36% to 65% worked full time up to age 54, but thereafter only 24% to 27%.

Bottom Line: There were no significant changes in employment outcome over time at group level, but for those with full-time employment at baseline, 79%, 79%, 57%, and 47% of seizure-free patients were in full-time work at 2-, 5-, 10-, and 15-year follow-up, compared to patients with benefits at baseline, where 16%, 27%, 31%, and 33% of seizure-free patients worked full time at these time points (p = 0.018 at 10 years).More patients with full-time work had ability to drive, a family of their own, and higher educational status than patients in part-time work or on benefits.The best vocational outcomes occurred in seizure-free patients who were employed or students at baseline, which may reflect a higher general psychosocial level of function.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: From the Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation (A.E., K.M.), Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg; and Department of Clinical Neurophysiology (R.F.), Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. anna.edelvik@vgregion.se.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus