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Clinical and neuropsychological assessment of attention and ADHD comorbidity in a sample of children and adolescents with idiopathic epilepsy

Overview of attention for article published in Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria, February 2015
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Title
Clinical and neuropsychological assessment of attention and ADHD comorbidity in a sample of children and adolescents with idiopathic epilepsy
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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria, February 2015
DOI 10.1590/0004-282x20140219
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Celia Regina Carvalho Machado da Costa, Guilherme de Macêdo Oliveira, Marleide da Mota Gomes, Heber de Souza Maia Filho

Abstract

Children with epilepsy present significant problems concerning attention and comorbidity with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Objective To determine the prevalence of attention complaints, ADHD diagnosis and attention profile in a sample of children and adolescents with idiopathic epilepsy. Method 36 children and adolescents with idiopathic epilepsy and 37 genre and age matched healthy controls underwent several procedures to diagnose their neuropsychological profile and comorbidity with ADHD. Results The prevalence of ADHD was higher in patients with epilepsy [χ2= 4.1, p = 0.043, 6 (16.7%) vs 1 (2.7%)], with worse results in attention related WISC items and factors in patients with epilepsy comparing to the controls, but not between patients with and without ADHD. Clinical characteristics did not influence those results. Conclusion This study found a greater prevalence of problems wih attention in pediatric patients with idiopathic epilepsy, but not a distinct profile between those with or without ADHD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ethiopia 1 2%
Portugal 1 2%
Unknown 46 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 17%
Student > Master 6 13%
Professor 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Other 9 19%
Unknown 13 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 23%
Psychology 10 21%
Neuroscience 4 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 14 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 March 2018.
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#5,233,735
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#114
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#66,732
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Outputs of similar age from Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
#5
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