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Behavioral problems in children with epilepsy in rural Kenya

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The aims of this study were to record behavioral problems in children with epilepsy (CWE), compare the prevalence with that reported among healthy children without epilepsy, and investigate the risk factors. A child behavioral questionnaire for parents comprising 15 items was administered to the main caregiver of 108 CWE and 108 controls matched for age in Kilifi, Kenya. CWE had a higher mean score for reported behavioral problems than controls (6.9 vs 4.9, t= 4.7, P< 0.001). CWE with acti...

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10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.10.017

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Kariuki, SM More by this author
Abubakar, A More by this author
Holding, PA More by this author
Mung'ala-Odera, V More by this author
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Journal:
Epilepsy and Behavior
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
41-46
Publication date:
2012-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1525-5069
ISSN:
1525-5050
URN:
uuid:aa6a0ca3-3f37-4838-a8b9-a4b611d8d65f
Source identifiers:
313367
Local pid:
pubs:313367

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