Journal article

Factors associated with subjective cognitive function in epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

Karena Ye, Emma Foster, Benjamin Johnstone, Patrick Carney, Dennis Velakoulis, Terence J O'Brien, Charles B Malpas, Patrick Kwan

Epilepsy Research | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with subjective cognitive complaints in people with presumed seizure disorders referred for video electroencephalogram monitoring (VEM). METHODS: Adult patients admitted for inpatient VEM were recruited. Objective cognitive function was measured with the Neuropsychiatry Unit Cognitive Screening Tool, subjective cognitive function with the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory-89 subscales, and anxiety and depressive symptoms with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Multivariate Bayesian general linear models were used to identify predictors of subjective cognitive function. RESULTS: 331 patients met inclusion criteria. Mean age was 39.3 years ..

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