Revista Cubana de Pediatría
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3119
PESTANA KNIGHT, Elia Margarita et al. Trastornos de conducta en el niño epiléptico: Su relación con los resultados escolares. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 1997, vol.69, n.2, pp. 129-133. ISSN 1561-3119.
To know the influence of the behaviour disorders on the school results of the epileptic children, 30 of them with more than a year of evaluation and who attend primary school were studied. Information about their behavior and academic results was gathered by the interviews made to their parents and teachers. A test was conducted to check the concentration of attention. It was found that 70 % had some behavior disorder. A significant relation was observed among the bad marks and hyperactivity (p < 0.05), the difficulties in the concentration (p < 0.025), and the distraction (p < 0.01). It is concluded that the behavior disorders exert a negative influence on the academic results of the epileptic child.
Palabras llave : CHILD BEHAVIOR DISORDERS; EPILEPSY, FOCAL; ATTENTION; ACHIEVEMENT; UNDERACHIEVEMENT.