Fine motor skills in children with rolandic epilepsy

Ayaz M., KARA B., Soylu N. , Ayaz A. B.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, cilt.29, ss.322-325, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.07.033
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.322-325


This study aimed to evaluate fine motor skills in children with rolandic epilepsy (RE). The research included 44 children diagnosed with typical RE and 44 controls matched in terms of age, gender, and level of education. Fine motor skills were evaluated with the Purdue Pegboard Test, and intelligence was measured with the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. After controlling for the effect of intelligence on fine motor skills, the results showed that the children with RE did not perform as well as the controls in the PPT dominant hand, both hands, and assembly subtests. Epileptic focus, treatment status, type of antiepileptic treatment, age at the time of the first seizure, time since the last seizure, and total number of seizures did not affect motor skills. Rolandic epilepsy negatively affected fine motor skills regardless of the children's level of intelligence. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.