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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