Journal article

Cognitive profiles in patients with epileptic and nonepileptic seizures evaluated using a brief cognitive assessment tool

Roxane Dilcher, Charles B Malpas, Mark Walterfang, Patrick Kwan, Terence J O'Brien, Dennis Velakoulis, Lucy Vivash

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is a need for the development of brief tools to screen for cognitive impairments in epilepsy patients in order to prioritize and direct formal comprehensive cognitive testing. Yet, shorter cognitive screening tools are limited in their breadth of cognitive domains or have not been intensively studied on an epilepsy population. This study used a brief cognitive screening tool in order to compare cognitive profiles between patients with epilepsy and those with nonepileptic seizures. METHODS: Patients admitted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital video-EEG monitoring unit between 2005 and 2017 were included. Patients were categorized according to seizure etiology (epileptic, psycho..

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