The prevalence of seizure types among individuals referred for phase I neuropsychological assessment: demographic and neuropsychological characteristics.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • The prevalence of seizure types among the subpopulation of patients referred for phase I neuropsychological assessment likely differs from the prevalence of specific seizure types within the general seizure population. Understanding the prevalence of clinical diagnoses is critical to maximizing the predictive value of any assessment or diagnostic technique, clinical neuropsychological assessment of patients with seizures being no exception. Data from a series of 835 patients referred for phase I neuropsychological evaluation are used to report the prevalence of specific seizure types, as well as neuropsychological and demographic characteristics. Considerations for clinical neuropsychological research and practice are briefly discussed.
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    Keywords

  • Adult, Demography, Female, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, MMPI, Male, Middle Aged, Neuropsychological Tests, Predictive Value of Tests, Prevalence, Seizures
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    Author List

  • Fargo JD; Schefft BK; Kent GP; Szaflarski JP; Privitera MD; Yeh H-S
  • Start Page

  • 442
  • End Page

  • 455
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 3