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Research Article, Int J Ophthalmic Pathol Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Evaluation of Factors Influencing Medication Adherence in Children with Epilepsy in Under- Resource Community at Bhakhar City of South-Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Akbar Malik1*, Nadeem Shabbir2, Muhammad Saeed2 and Hamza Malik3
1Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, the Brain Associates Institute, Lahore-Pakistan
2Visiting Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, the Brain Associates Institute, Lahore-Pakistan
3Director the Brain Associates Institute, Lahore-Pakistan
Corresponding author : Muhammad Akbar Malik
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, the Brain Associates Institute, 218 D Model Town, Lahore-Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: July 16, 2012 Accepted: August 02, 2012 Published: August 05, 2012
Citation: Malik MA, Shabbir N, Saeed M, Malik H (2014) Evaluation of Factors Influencing Medication Adherence in Children with Epilepsy in Under- Resource Community at Bhakhar City of South-Punjab, Pakistan. J Ophthalmic Pathol 3:5. doi:10.4172/2324-8599.1000149

Abstract

Medication nonadherence to antiepileptic medications is detrimental to the perceived outcome of treatment in children with epilepsy (CWE). There is lack of information in Pakistan on adherence to antiepileptic drugs and the factors that affect this among CWE.

Keywords: Medications; Antiepilepsy drugs; Children with epilepsy;Adherence; Bhakhar; Pakistan

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