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ERIC Number: EJ1019505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Establishing Reliable Cognitive Change in Children with Epilepsy: The Procedures and Results for a Sample with Epilepsy
van Iterson, Loretta; Augustijn, Paul B.; de Jong, Peter F.; van der Leij, Aryan
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v31 n5 p448-458 Oct 2013
The goal of this study was to investigate reliable cognitive change in epilepsy by developing computational procedures to determine reliable change index scores (RCIs) for the Dutch Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children. First, RCIs were calculated based on stability coefficients from a reference sample. Then, these RCIs were applied to a sample of 73 children with refractory epilepsy who were tested twice with the WISC-RN[superscript NL]/WISC-III[superscript NL] after a mean interval of 2.3 years. Results indicated that children with refractory epilepsy are at risk for cognitive decline over time: 26.0% of the children showed reliable losses on Verbal IQ and 16.4% on the full scale IQ (expected rate = 5%). Declines on performance IQ were within expected limits.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children