The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of seizure disorder, neuropsychiatric disorders and reproductive outcome of employees with post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) and their effect on occupational rehabilitation.
A case-comparison group study design was used to compare 30 subjects with PTE with (1) 129 non-PTE and (2) 55 non-PTE matched control employees.
The 55 non-PTE matched controls were selected from the 129 non-PTE employees on the basis of age, age at onset of seizure, age at marriage and length of employment.
The PTE group had a lower fertility rate than the controls and more neuropsychiatric disorders and seizure disability.
PTE employees were more occupationally rehabilitated than non-PTE employees (p=0.033).
Of the 30 PTE subjects, thirteen who were rehabilitated by placement had more seizure disability (p=0.007) and a higher fertility rate (p=0.018).
High prevalence of seizure disability and increased fertility rate among the placed PTE employees suggested that there might be some association between severity of seizures and increased production of live offspring and work placement.
Work suitability or placement should not be judged on clinical assessment only but psychosocial seizure assessment, disability evaluation and other psychometric tests which are of equal importance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Homme, Psychologie travail, Epilepsie, Posttraumatisme crânioencéphalique syndrome, Prévalence, Evaluation, Etude cas témoin, Fertilité, Réadaptation, Emploi, Epidémiologie, Inde, Asie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Human, Occupational psychology, Epilepsy, Late effects of head injury, Prevalence, Evaluation, Case control study, Fertility, Rehabilitation(human), Employment, Epidemiology, India, Asia, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0101636
Code Inist : 002B17A03. Création : 16/11/1999.