Physical Activity, Anxiety, and Seizure Frequency in Epilepsy: The Results of the First 3 Months of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

Aktar B., BALCI B., Ferik S., ÖZTURA İ., BAKLAN B.

EPILEPSI, vol.27, no.2, pp.85-90, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/epilepsi.2021.67689
  • Journal Name: EPILEPSI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-90
  • Keywords: Anxiety, coronavirus disease 2019, epilepsy, lockdown, physical activity, seizures, ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE, RELIABILITY, EXERCISE, VALIDITY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is an extraordinary experience around the world; however, its effect on physical activity, anxiety, and seizure frequency remains unknown among epilepsy patients in the time of the national lockdown. We aimed to investigate whether the physical activity, anxiety, and seizure frequency were affected during the national lockdown of the first 3 months in patients with epilepsy.