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Objective : To study the prevalence of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
in pediatric patients with epilepsy and factors related to attention-deficit/ hyperactivity
symptoms and epilepsy at Ramathibodi hospital.
Methods : A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at epilepsy clinic,
Ramathibodi hospital. Parents of children with epilepsy were asked to answer the
demographic questionnaire and ADHD screening test (SNAP-IV). Seizure characteristics
were collected by medical record review.
Results : From the hundred patients (0.6:0.4, male: female), whose mean age was 10.21,
30 % (n=30) had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Of the latter group, 43.33 %
(n=13) were of combined-presentation. Comorbidity with autism spectrum disorders
(ASD) and younger paternal age were found to be associated factors of ADHD symptoms
in epilepsy patients, none of the epilepsy-related factors is significantly associated with
Conclusion : The prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity symptoms in patients at
Ramathibodi hospital with epilepsy is higher than the general population. However,
most of the risk factors are similar to the general patients with ADHD.
บทความที่ส่งมาลงตีพิมพ์ในวารสารสมาคมจิตแพทย์ ต้องไม่เคยตีพิมพ์หรือได้รับการตอบรับให้ตีพิมพ์ในวารสารฉบับอื่น และต้องไม่อยู่ระหว่างการส่งไปตีพิมพ์ในวารสารอื่น
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