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The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) is a standardized rating scale that provides information about the nature and extent of executive function deficits displayed by children and adolescents in daily life. BRIEF protocols completed by parents of 80 children with intractable epilepsy were evaluated with respect to prevalence and(More)
PURPOSE Based on prior research indicating poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, we investigated (1) whether executive functioning deficits were related to poor HRQOL in children with epilepsy, (2) how important these variables were in comparison to known predictors of HRQOL such as(More)
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important outcome measure in clinical research. Given the psychosocial and behavioral difficulties associated with pediatric epilepsy, evaluating HRQOL in this patient population is of particular importance. Though HRQOL has been examined in pediatric patients receiving focal resection or pharmacological(More)
Two groups of Ss suffering from recurrent episodes of pain (headache or menstrual) were studied over a period of weeks in order to determine if they tend to over-predict aversive events (pain in this instance). The results are consistent with earlier findings on fear/pain. Contrary to earlier findings, however, after an under-predicted pain the menstrual Ss(More)
This study examined the effect of vagus nerve stimulation on quality of life in children with epilepsy using a validated quality-of-life scale and an empirical technique that accounts for measurement error in assessing individual change (the reliable change index). Participants were 34 children with severe intractable epilepsy who underwent vagus nerve(More)
PURPOSE Validity studies on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scales for pediatric epilepsy are few, and cross-validation with other samples has not been reported. This study was designed to assess the validity of three parent-rated measures of HRQOL in pediatric epilepsy: (a) the Impact of Childhood Illness Scale (ICI), (b) the Impact of Child(More)
PURPOSE ADHD is reported as a frequent comorbidity in pediatric epilepsy. We aimed to clarify the prevalence of ADHD, its neurological correlates and the role of ADHD in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children with severe epilepsy. METHOD Data from the ADHD Rating Scale-IV (ADHD-RS-IV) from 203 children (mean age = 11.8, SD=3.8) from a tertiary(More)
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