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OBJECTIVE Children with epilepsy are at risk of specific cognitive deficits. We aimed to compare and characterize the memory function of children with childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) and temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS Epilepsy syndrome was identified by clinical data, seizure semiology, interictal and ictal(More)
PURPOSE Benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE) has an excellent prognosis for seizures, but recent research has raised concerns using cognition as an outcome measure. Methodologic problems related to recruitment bias and assessment processes are evident in previous studies. With well-defined criteria for inclusion and comprehensive assessment, the aim of this study(More)
The aim of this study was to adapt the Australian Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE) and determine its psychometric properties in a North American population. Participants were North American families with children diagnosed with epilepsy. Parents were asked to complete the American QOLCE (USQOLCE) and the Child Health Questionnaire(More)
PURPOSE There is no adequate measure of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) specifically for children with epilepsy. The aim of this study was to develop an epilepsy-specific HRQOL questionnaire for children, covering five domains: physical function, emotional well-being, cognitive function, social function, and behavior. Second, we aimed to demonstrate(More)
A 5-year-old boy presented with typical clinical and electrophysiologic features of benign rolandic epilepsy. His neurodevelopment, language, and behavior prior to the onset of epilepsy were appropriately normal. He demonstrated marked deterioration of language and cognitive function during the course to a mild and then a moderate disability range. Serial(More)
OBJECTIVE Investigate the prevalence and clinical features of inappropriate sexual behavior (ISB) among a community-based cohort of clients of the New South Wales Brain Injury Rehabilitation program. SETTING All 11 community-based rehabilitation services of the statewide network. PARTICIPANTS Five hundred seven clients with severe traumatic brain(More)
UNLABELLED Intellectual deficits play a significant role in the psychosocial comorbidity of children with epilepsy. Early educational intervention is critical. OBJECTIVE This study aims to determine the intellectual ability of children with common childhood epilepsy syndromes-generalised idiopathic epilepsy (GIE), generalised symptomatic epilepsy (GSE),(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether refractory epilepsy affects the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children with or without intellectual disability (ID), and if the presence of ID independently compromises HRQOL in children with refractory epilepsy. METHODS Subjects were parents of children with refractory epilepsy, whose syndrome had been defined(More)
OBJECTIVE Investigate the prevalence, comorbidities, and correlates of challenging behaviors among clients of the New South Wales Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program. SETTING All community-based rehabilitation services of the statewide program. PARTICIPANTS Five hundred seven active clients with severe traumatic brain injury. DESIGN Prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if epilepsy surgery is effective in improving the quality of life (QOL) of children with intractable seizures using the Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE). METHODS The authors conducted a prospective study of the families of 35 children with intractable epilepsy who underwent epilepsy surgery. Parents(More)