Knowledge of neurologists and gynaecologists regarding reproductive and maternity issues in women with epilepsy
PBN-AR
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Państwowa Medyczna Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Opolu
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Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
Medical Science Pulse
ISSN
2544-1558
EISSN
2544-1620
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Państwowa Medyczna Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Opolu
DOI
Rok publikacji
2018
Numer zeszytu
3
Strony od-do
22-26
Numer tomu
12
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Słowa kluczowe
en
epilepsy
reproduction
pregnancy
maternity
neurologists
gynaecologists
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
Background: Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, with more than 400,000 individuals in Poland (about 1% of the population) affected. Epilepsy complicates approximately 0.5% of pregnancies. Objective: To determine the level of knowledge that neurologists and gynaecologists have about reproductive and maternity issues for women with epilepsy. Material and methods: This study included 141 neurologists and physicians undergoing specialist training in neurology as well as 72 gynaecologists and physicians undergoing specialist training in gynaecology. A validated questionnaire was used to survey these neurologists and gynaecologists, who worked in Silesia Province. Results: In the group of physicians advising on contraception, significantly (p=0.003) more gynaecologists than neurologists recommended hormonal birth control. Significantly more (p=0.031) neurologists than gynaecologists believed that monotherapy with antiepileptic medications should be aimed for before a planned pregnancy in women with epilepsy. More than a half of the surveyed physicians (56.8%) believed that pregnant women with epilepsy can have a natural delivery. Conclusions: On the basis of these results, we have concluded that gynaecologists and, to a lesser extent, neurologists should have more extensive knowledge regarding reproductive and maternity issues for women with epilepsy. We further propose that close collaboration between neurologists and gynaecologists in the care of epileptic women is necessary.
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885523
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