Factors Associated with Overweight in a Sample of Youth with Epilepsy on Antiepileptic Drugs

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160155
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors Associated with Overweight in a Sample of Youth with Epilepsy on Antiepileptic Drugs
Abstract:
Factors Associated with Overweight in a Sample of Youth with Epilepsy on Antiepileptic Drugs
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Shore, Cheryl, PhD, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University
Title:Lecturer
Contact Address:Family Health Nursing, NU 312D, 1111 Middle Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA
Contact Telephone:317-274-0046
Co-Authors:Joan K. Austin, FAAN, DNS, RN, Professor; Cynthia S. Johnson, MS, Biostatistician; and Gilbert C. Liu, MD
Little is known about weight gain in youths who take antiepileptic
drugs (AEDs) during the rapid growth of puberty. AEDs have been associated
with weight gain and obesity in adults, however. While the etiology of
weight gain in persons on AEDs is unknown, various neuroendocrine
phenomena have been related to AED use including hyperinsulinemia,
polycystic ovary syndrome, and hypothyroidism. The negative effects of
being overweight make this an important area for nursing research. The
purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with overweight in
youth aged 8 to 15 years who have chronic epilepsy and are treated with
AED(s). Describing these relationships is a first step in designing future
assessment guidelines and interventions. The study was approved by the
appropriate institutional review board, and informed consent or assent was
obtained prior to data collection. Participants were recruited from
neurology clinics and school nurse referrals. We collected information on
height, weight, and AED use on 76 children with epilepsy from their
medical records. Parent and child interviews provided additional
information. Data were collected over a 24 month period. Analysis is
currently ongoing using SPSS 12.0 and SAS. Height and weight are being
used to calculate BMI, BMI percentile, and BMI z-scores. Demographics,
type of AED and baseline pubertal status will be examined for associations
with differences in BMI. Changes in BMI over time will be explored.
Descriptive statistics, t-tests and ANOVA will be used to complete the
analysis. Acknowledgements: This research was supported by R01NR04536 to
Joan K. Austin.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Associated with Overweight in a Sample of Youth with Epilepsy on Antiepileptic Drugsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160155-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Associated with Overweight in a Sample of Youth with Epilepsy on Antiepileptic Drugs</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shore, Cheryl, PhD, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Family Health Nursing, NU 312D, 1111 Middle Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">317-274-0046</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cpshore@iupui.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Joan K. Austin, FAAN, DNS, RN, Professor; Cynthia S. Johnson, MS, Biostatistician; and Gilbert C. Liu, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Little is known about weight gain in youths who take antiepileptic <br/> drugs (AEDs) during the rapid growth of puberty. AEDs have been associated <br/> with weight gain and obesity in adults, however. While the etiology of <br/> weight gain in persons on AEDs is unknown, various neuroendocrine <br/> phenomena have been related to AED use including hyperinsulinemia, <br/> polycystic ovary syndrome, and hypothyroidism. The negative effects of <br/> being overweight make this an important area for nursing research. The <br/> purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with overweight in <br/> youth aged 8 to 15 years who have chronic epilepsy and are treated with <br/> AED(s). Describing these relationships is a first step in designing future <br/> assessment guidelines and interventions. The study was approved by the <br/> appropriate institutional review board, and informed consent or assent was <br/> obtained prior to data collection. Participants were recruited from <br/> neurology clinics and school nurse referrals. We collected information on <br/> height, weight, and AED use on 76 children with epilepsy from their <br/> medical records. Parent and child interviews provided additional <br/> information. Data were collected over a 24 month period. Analysis is <br/> currently ongoing using SPSS 12.0 and SAS. Height and weight are being <br/> used to calculate BMI, BMI percentile, and BMI z-scores. Demographics, <br/> type of AED and baseline pubertal status will be examined for associations <br/> with differences in BMI. Changes in BMI over time will be explored. <br/> Descriptive statistics, t-tests and ANOVA will be used to complete the <br/> analysis. Acknowledgements: This research was supported by R01NR04536 to <br/> Joan K. Austin.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:40:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:40:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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