May 18, 2020

Clinical Implementation of a Parent Questionnaire to Identify Seizures in High-Risk Children

In the present study, the researchers sought to assess the effectiveness of a parent-completed questionnaire for detecting seizures in high-risk children. In 12 Massachusetts clinics serving populations with high health disparities, a 2-part seizure screen for children up to 12 years old with suspected autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, or seizure, was introduced. In a diverse population of high-risk children, the seizure questionnaire successfully detected seizures and other disorders. Broader use of this low-cost screening method may improve access to treatment for children with suspected seizures, increase awareness of seizures and more efficiently allocate resources.

Related News