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Table 5 The relationship between depression and epilepsy during the pandemic among the studied group

From: Prevalence and determinants of depression in patients with epilepsy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Variable N None (n = 86) Mild to moderate (n = 61) Moderately severe to severe (n = 143) χ2 P
No. % No. % No. %
Rate of seizures after COVID-19: No change 233 86 36.9 40 17.2 107 45.9 32.23 < 0.001**
Increase 57 0 0 21 36.8 36 63.2
Rate of ER visits after COVID-19: No change 109 38 34.9 35 32.1 36 33 21.17 < 0.001**
Increase 118 48 26.5 26 14.4 107 59.1
Drug adherence during the pandemic No change 212 74 34.7 44 20.9 94 44.4 7.68 0.005*
Lack 78 12 14.8 22 28.6 44 56.6
Routine follow-up during the pandemic No change 128 49 38.3 25 19.5 54 42.2 8.35 0.02*
Lack 162 37 22.8 36 22.2 89 54.9
  1. χ2 chi-square test, NS nonsignificant (P > 0.05); *significant (P < 0.05), **highly significant (P < 0.001)