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Sleep and behavioral problems in rolandic epilepsy.
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PMID:  23337004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Although patients with benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes exhibit a benign course of the disease, some of them display sleep and behavioral problems. Sixty-one patients with rolandic epilepsy, aged 6-11 years, were included in this study. The patients were divided into two subgroups according to the presence of seizures over the preceding 6 months. The control group comprised 25 patients without epilepsy and with similar characteristics in terms of age and sex. All patients underwent evaluation of sleep (Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children) and behavior (Lithuanian version of the Child Behaviour Checklist). Only patients who had had seizures over the preceding 6 months displayed significantly higher scores for sleep problems (disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness, disorders of sleep-wake transition, and scores for total sleep problems), worse sleep quality (longer sleep-onset latency), and behavioral problems (anxiety/depression, social problems, thought problems, attention problems, and aggressive behavior) than the patients of the control group. Our data add to evidence that active epilepsy has an impact on sleep and behavior. Clinically significant sleep problems were related to the higher risk of behavioral problems. Parents' ratings for existing sleep problems were sensitive to Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children scores above normal values.
Rūta Samaitienė; Jolita Norkūnienė; Birutė Tumienė; Jurgita Grikinienė
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1873-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Clinic of Children's Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; Department of Children Neurology, Children's Hospital, Affiliate of Vilnius University Hospital Santariškiu Clinics, Vilnius, Lithuania. Electronic address:
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