Disability due to restrictions in childhood epilepsy.

  title={Disability due to restrictions in childhood epilepsy.},
  author={Hans A. Carpay and Jan Vermeulen and Hans Stroink and Oebele F. Brouwer and A. C. Boudewijn Peters and Cees A. van Donselaar and Albert P. Aldenkamp and Willem Frans M. Arts},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  volume={39 8},
Parents and doctors impose restrictions on children with epilepsy to avoid seizure-related injuries. We intended to quantify disability due to such restrictions by using a newly developed parent-completed 10-item scale (The Hague Restrictions in Childhood Epilepsy Scale, HARCES). Parents reported disability on at least one item of the HARCES in 83% of 122 children with epilepsy and a remission from seizures for less than 1 year. Psychometric analysis of the scale's reliability demonstrated good… CONTINUE READING

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