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Citation: EPILEPSIA, v.54, suppl.3, Special Issue, p.223-223, 2013
Abstract: Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the decision-making style in children with rolandic epilepsy (RE) and compare their performance with healthy children taking into account clinical variables of epilepsy. Method: We evaluated 42 children, 17 with RE (RE Group) and 25 healthy controls (Control Group). All children were assessed with the Iowa Gabling Task (IGT), the most used instrument to evaluate the decision-making style, and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-III) to investigate the intellectual level (estimated IQ). The clinical variables of epilepsy were: age of seizure onset and remission, type of seizure (partial vs. generalized), use of AED (none, monotherapy or polytherapy), and seizure lateralization (right, left, and bilateral). Results: No significant differences were found between the two groups. However, when analysing the RE group, we observed that the later the onset of epilepsy, the best style of decision making presented (p = 0.04). The same was true when comparing the intellectual level of the RE group: the higher the IQ, the better the decision-making style (p = 0.02). Conclusion: We conclude that although RE is known as a benign entity, difficulty in decision-making ability may be observed. More studies are necessary to corroborate our findings.
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