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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/21795


Title: Factors influencing the presence of a treatment by anti-epileptic drugs in 811 epileptic patients from six African countries
Authors: Preux, Pierre-Marie
Druet-Cabanac, Michel
Farid, W.
Traore, Hamidou
Dongmo, Louis
Debrock, Caroline
Houinato, Dismand
Dumas, Micel
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2001
Publisher: Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences
Citation: African Journal of Neurological Sciences (ISSN: 1015-8618) Vol 20 Num 1
Abstract: The African Journal of A few studies about treatment by anti-epileptic drugs (AED) in Africa are available. Furthermore, studies could not be compared because of the absence of standardisation of the data collection phase. Threatment issues were assessed in 811 epileptic patients included in six studies performed in Africa using the same standardised Questionnaire for Investigation of Epilepsy in Tropical Countries, set up by the Limoges Institute of Neuroepidemiology and Tropical Neurology and the Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences (3). A part of this Questionnaire is dedicated to the assessment of the treatment in a patient. The studies comprised of two prevalence studies in Benin (1) and Cameroon (unpublished observations), two case-control studies in Central African Republic (2) and Kenya (unpublished observations), and two hospital based studies in Egypt (unpublished data) and Mauritania (4) The statistical tests used were Pearson Chi-square, Fisher exact test, and Mann-Whitney test.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/21795
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=ns01011
Rights: Copyright 2001 - African Journal of Neurological Sciences
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