Parenting and restrictions in childhood epilepsy

Roos Rodenburg*, Anne Marie Meijer, Charlotte Scherphof, Johannes A. Carpay, Paul Augustijn, A. P. Aldenkamp, Maja Dekovic

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Purpose: From the overprotection literature, the predictive and interactional (moderation) effects of controlling and indulgent parenting on restrictions in children with epilepsy were examined. Methods: Parents of 73 children with epilepsy completed questionnaires on parenting, restrictions, and functional status. Predictive and moderation effects were tested using multiple regression analysis. Moderation was tested with interactive computational methods. Results: Restrictions were significantly (R-2=.38, F Delta= 6.59***, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-503
JournalEpilepsy & Behavior
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


  • Epilepsy
  • Children
  • Restrictions
  • Overprotective parenting
  • Indulgent parenting
  • Moderation effect

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