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Journal of the Korean Child Neurology Society 2010;18(1):40-48.
Published online May 30, 2010.
Korean Infant and Child Developmental Test(KICDT) in Children with Epilepsy.
Hae Won Choi, Min Hee Jeong, Eun Hye Lee, Soo Jin Jeong, Mi Sun Yum, Tae Sung Ko
Department of Pediatrics, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea. tsko@amc.seoul.kr
We assessed the usefulness of the Korean Infant and Child Developmental Screening Test(KICDT) by applying the test to children with epilepsy, identifying developmental delay and analyzing the results of the test based on the various factors that influence development. METHODS: The KICDT was performed on two hundred and eighty-seven children who were diagnosed with epilepsy at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, Korea, from March, 2005 to December, 2009. Utilizing chart review, we compared the causes of epilepsy, the specific diagnosis, the types of treatment, and the developmental quotient as a result of the treatments. The data and results were analyzed using SPSS. RESULTS: Children with epilepsy had significantly lower KICDT scores in all areas which differed according to seizure etiology, specific diagnosis and types of treatment(P<0.01). Also, children with poor seizure control had lower KICDT scores(P<0.01) indicating a good correlation between the KICDT scores and the results of treatments. CONCLUSION: The KICDT was useful in assessing the developmental status of children diagnosed with epilepsy.
Key Words: Epilepsy, Infant development, Child development


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