Factors Affecting the Parental Stress of Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy

Translated title of the contribution: 뇌전증 소아청소년 환아의 부모 스트레스에 영향을 주는 요인

Byu Lee Jung, Ga Eun Kim, Hyang Woon Lee, Eui Jung Kim

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Objectives:The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of clinical and psychological factors on the parental stress of children and adolescents with epilepsy.
Methods:Children and adolescents with epilepsy (n=90, age range=6-17 years) completed questionnaires on epilepsy-related variables, children’s depressive symptoms (Children’s Depression Inventory, CDI), children’s anxiety (Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale, RCMAS) and performed the scale for children’s intelligence (IQ). Parents who have children and adolescents with epilepsy completed questionnaires on parental stress (Questionnaire on Resources and stress, QRS), parental anxiety (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, STAI),
children’s attention problems (Abbreviated Conners Parent Rating Scale Revised, CPRS), and children’s behavioral problems (Korean Child Behavior Checklist, K-CBCL). Stepwise regression analysis was performed to
determine the significant predictive variables that affect parental stress.
Results:In the correlational analysis, duration of seizure treatment (r=0.253, p=0.016), children’s IQ (r=-0.544, p<0.001), children’s attention problems (r=0.602, p<0.001), children’s depressive symptoms (r=0.335, p=0.002), children’s anxiety (r=0.306, p=0.004), children’s behavioral problems (r=0.618, p<0.001), and parental anxiety (r=0.478, p<0.001), showed a significant correlation with parental stress. Children’s behavioral problem (β=0.241, p=0.010), children’s IQ (β=-0.472, p<0.001), and parental anxiety (β=0.426, p<0.001) were significantly related to the parental stress (Adjusted R2
Conclusions:Clinicians should pay attention to children’s intelligence and behavioral problems and parental anxiety, which affect parental stress with children and adolescents with epilepsy.
KEY WORDS :EpilepsyㆍChildren and adolescentsㆍPsychological factorsㆍParental stress - Behavioral problems
Translated title of the contribution뇌전증 소아청소년 환아의 부모 스트레스에 영향을 주는 요인
Original languageKorean
Article number10.22722
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalKorean Journal of psychosomatic medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 30 Jun 2020


  • Epilepsy
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Psychological
  • Parental stress
  • Behavioral problems

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