Epilepsy Res 2021 Apr 2;173:106629. Epub 2021 Apr 2.
Pediatric Neurology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. Electronic address:
Purpose: To assess epilepsy, motor function, cognitive, sleep, and quality of life outcomes and their predictors in a follow-up cohort with West syndrome (WS) at ≥5 years of age.
Methods: Cross-sectional evaluation in a follow-up cohort of WS (aged 5-14 years), between July 2018 and December 2019, was performed at a tertiary-care referral center in Northern India. 164 children were assessed in-person for epilepsy severity, functional status (gross motor and hand function), social quotient, behavioral comorbidities, sleep problems, and quality of life (QoL) using Early Childhood Epilepsy Severity Scale, Gross Motor Function Classification System, Manual Ability Classification System, Vineland Social Maturity Scale, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders-5 criteria, Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire, and PedsQL-Epilepsy module respectively. Read More