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Table 3 Early Childhood Epilepsy Severity Scale (E-Chess) among the studied epilepsy groups

From: Comparison of cognitive function, socioeconomic level, and the health-related quality of life between epileptic patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and without

Items variables

Epilepsy (N = 20)

ADHD with epilepsy (N = 20)

P value

Frequency of seizures

  

-

 Weekly

20 (100%)

20 (100%)

 Daily

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

 More than daily

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

Time period over which seizures occurred (months)

  

-

 Less than 1 month

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

 1–6 months

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

 More than 6 months

20 (100%)

20 (100%)

Number of seizure types

  

0.244

 One seizure type

18 (90%)

20 (100%)

 Two seizure types

2 (10%)

0 (0%)

 Three seizure types

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

Number of anticonvulsants used

  

0.006*

 None

0 (0%)

4 (20%)

 One or two anticonvulsants

14 (70%)

16 (80%)

 More than two anticonvulsants

6 (30%)

0 (0%)

Response to treatment

  

0.052

 Complete cessation of seizures

7 (35%)

12 (60%)

 Partial cessation of seizures

13 (65%)

6 (30%)

 No improvement of seizures

0 (0%)

2 (10%)

Total severity score

   

≤ 9

14 (70%)

20 (100%)

0.010*

10–13

6 (30%)

0 (0%)

13–15

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

Total severity score (mean ± SD)

9.05 ± 0.759

8.10 ± 0.852

0.001*

  1. *P value is significant