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Afsharkhas L, Hoseinynejad N, Sarkhosh T. Prevalence of Sleep Disorders in Epileptic Children Admitted in Ali Asghar Hospital. IJCA 2021; 7 (1)
URL: http://ijca.iums.ac.ir/article-1-152-en.html
Iran University of Medical Sciences
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Background: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder in children and adolescents, and it may have an interaction with sleep disorders. Co-occurrence of these two diseases may worsen the quality of life and may even interfere with seizure control. This study was performed to determine the prevalence of sleep disorders in children with seizures.
Methods: This study was conducted as a cross-sectional study. A total of 104 children with seizures who referred to the Neurology Clinic of Ali Asghar children’s Hospital from September 2018 to September 2019 were enrolled the study. Demographic information and clinical findings of patients including age, sex, age of onset of seizures, body mass index,EEG changes, brain imaging findings, type of drug consumption, seizure type,seizure refractory and underlying disease were recorded in a checklist. Then, the CSHQ sleep habits questionnaire for children was completed .The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software version 26.
Results: The children's mean age was 5.06±2.56 year.Of cases,71 (67.3%) were male.There was sleep disorders in 87 (83.7%) of cases. There was no significant difference between sleep disorders with gender, seizure type and refractoriness, EEG and brain imaging findings , single or multidrug use and underlying diseases.It showed a significant relationship of  patient ´s age ,age of onset of seizures and body mass index with sleep disorders.
Conclusion: In this study, the prevalence of sleep disorders in children with seizures was high. It seems that sleep disorders has an important relationship with epilepsy and should be evaluated.
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