Epilepsy Behav 2021 Jul 16;122:108206. Epub 2021 Jul 16.
Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Al. Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal; Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Al. Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal; Psychiatry Service, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João (CHUSJ), Al. Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4202-451 Porto, Portugal.
Background: Dravet syndrome (DS) is a severe developmental and epileptic encephalopathy, with predictable negative consequences for informal caregivers' mental health. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the representativeness of depression, anxiety, and burden in these caregivers and assess their quality of life.
Methods: The PRISMA recommendations were followed, and a comprehensive search was conducted on PubMed/MEDLINE, WoS and Scopus databases, without date or language limits. Read More