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Using the Minnesota Multiphasic Inventory 2, EEGs, and clinical data to predict nonepileptic events.
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PMID:  17904912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Minnesota Multiphasic Inventory 2 (MMPI-2) scale 3, duration of illness, and routine EEGs have been used to predict nonepileptic events (NEEs) with a high degree of accuracy in patients referred for video/EEG (vEEG) monitoring. This study tested the Storzbach logistic regression equation in our patients with definitive epileptic seizures (n=57) or NEEs without evidence of epileptiform activity (n=51) during vEEG monitoring, yielding an overall classification accuracy of 81%, sensitivity of 80%, and specificity of 81%. This study also replicated previous findings of significant group differences in duration (years) of spells, number of elevations on the MMPI-2, MMPI-2 elevations on scales 1, 2, 3, and 8, and incidence of the conversion valley on the MMPI-2. Our findings indicated that combined use of the MMPI-2 and clinical variables was most predictive of patients with NEEs.
Carol J Schramke; April Valeri; James P Valeriano; Kevin M Kelly
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-09-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1525-5050     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsy Behav     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-12     Completed Date:  2008-02-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Allegheny General Hospital, Department of Neurology, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Electroencephalography / methods*
Epilepsy / classification,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology*,  psychology*
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Retrospective Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity
Videotape Recording / methods

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