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Epilepsy; It is a disease characterized by sudden, repetitive, epileptic seizures that are not triggered by an identifiable event and occur as a result of abnormal and excessive electrical discharge in cortical neurons from ancient times to the present. It is known that epilepsy has important social and psychological effects. Seizure recurrence and fear of social exclusion are life-threatening factors for epilepsy patients. These difficulties negatively affect the quality of life of patients by causing high levels of anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and low self-esteem. Many positive effects of progressive relaxation exercises on anxiety, depression, sleep and quality of life have been observed. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of progressive relaxation exercises applied to epilepsy patients on depression, sleep and quality of life. This study, which was planned as an experimental study with a pretest-posttest control group, will be carried out by randomly dividing 60 patients diagnosed with epilepsy, who applied to the Neurology Outpatient Clinic and Clinic of Fırat University Hospital, between September 2021 and June 2022, into 2 groups as intervention and control groups. Written consent will be obtained from the patients who agreed to participate in the study at the beginning of the study, and the study will begin. Before any intervention is made in the intervention group and control group, a pre-test will be performed using the Patient Information Form, Beck Depression Scale, Pitssburg Sleep Quality Index, and Quality of Life Scale (QOLIE 31) to evaluate depression, sleep and quality of life of these patients. The intervention group will be given progressive relaxation exercises 3 times a week for 4 weeks and the control group will not make any interventions. With the posttest, both the intervention and control groups will be filled with the Patient Information FormBeck Depression Scale, Pitssburg Sleep Quality and Quality of Life Scale (QOLIE 31) and depression, sleep and quality of life will be evaluated. Finally, it will be checked whether there is a significant difference between the pretest and the posttest.


Clinical Trial Description

epilepsy ; It is a condition characterized by sudden, repetitive, epileptic seizures that are not triggered by an identifiable event, resulting from abnormal and excessive electrical discharge in cortical neurons from ancient times to the present. In other words, epilepsy is one of the most common and chronic serious neurological diseases that require significant behavioral and psychosocial adjustments, for which a high quality of life is aimed by keeping seizures under control. In the study conducted by Rousseau et al. on 8 epileptic subjects, it was observed that the progressive relaxation exercises they applied decreased the frequency of seizures and increased the sense of well-being. It was found that it caused significant decreases in the level of depression. There is no study in the literature examining the Effect of Progressive Relaxation Exercises Applied to Epilepsy Patients on Depression, Sleep and Quality of Life. For this reason, it was aimed to examine the effects of progressive relaxation exercises applied to epilepsy patients on depression, sleep and quality of life by conducting an experimental study with a pretest-posttest control group. ;


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NCT number NCT05127499
Study type Interventional
Source Ataturk University
Contact Gülcan B Turan
Phone 05065576086
Email [email protected]
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date November 1, 2021
Completion date February 1, 2022

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