Utilization of KINDL R Scale to assess HRQOL among Pediatric Patients with Epilepsy: A Prospective Interventional Study


  • Vivek Patil Department of Pharmacy Practice, KLE College of Pharmacy Belagavi, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
  • Manjula Gudhoor Department of Pharmacy Practice, KLE College of Pharmacy Belagavi, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
  • Shashikala Wali Department of Pharmacy Practice, KLE College of Pharmacy Belagavi, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi, Karnataka, India




Pediatric, Epilepsy, Health Related Quality of Life, Patient education.


Epilepsy, a neurological disorder characterized by abnormal brain electrical activity leading to recurrent seizures, affects approximately 1% of the Indian population, with higher prevalence in rural (1.9%) compared to urban (0.6%) settings. This interventional study conducted at a tertiary care hospital aimed to assess HRQOL among pediatric epilepsy patients using KINDL R questionnaires. Baseline data was collected from 110 pediatric patients, with two follow-up assessments conducted after interventions were implemented post the first follow-up. HRQOL was evaluated across three age groups: 3-6 years, 7-13 years, and 14-17 years. The study enrolled 110 patients and collected baseline data. Two follow-up assessments were conducted, and interventions were provided after the first follow-up. Following the intervention, HRQOL revealed positive changes in different age groups: 3-6 years (score changed from 17.37 + 2.31 to 20.79 + 4.10), 7-13 years (score changed from 53.29 + 3.96 to 58.88 + 5.68), and 14-17 years (score changed from 63.35 + 6.18 to 74.70 + 8.10). This study concludes that positive impact of pharmacist interventions on HRQOL among pediatric epilepsy patients. The findings underscore the effectiveness of pharmacist involvement in enhancing medication management and overall well-being. Further research could explore long-term effects and optimal strategies for improving HRQOL.


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“Utilization of KINDL R Scale to Assess HRQOL Among Pediatric Patients With Epilepsy: A Prospective Interventional Study”. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, vol. 16, no. 3, May 2024, pp. 435-40, https://doi.org/10.25004/IJPSDR.2024.160315.