A comparative study to investigate the level of cognitive impairment among epileptic and psychogenic non-epileptic patients

Authors

  • Noreena Kausar Department of Psychology, University of Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Hafsa Qurban Department of Psychology, University of Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Bushra Bibi Department of Psychology, University of Gujrat, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.283

Abstract

Abstract

Objective: To compare cognitive impairment between patients having epileptic seizures and those having psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.

Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted from May to November 2016 in Jhelum, Pakistan, and comprised epileptic and psychogenic non-epileptic patients who were selected from different psychiatric units of the city. Bender Gestalt Test-II was administered to check the cognitive impairment of participants.   Data was analysed using SPSS 21.

Results: Of the 125 subjects, 62(49.6%) were epileptic and 63(50.4%) were psychogenic non-epileptic patients. Psychogenic non-epileptic patients performed better compared to epileptic patients (p?.001). The effect size of the finding was 0.42, indicating medium size effect.

Conclusion: Epileptic patients were found to have more cognitive impairment than psychogenic non-epileptic patients.

Key Words: Cognitive impairment, Epileptic, Psychogenic non-epileptic, Seizures, Continuous...

Published

2020-11-03

Issue

Section

Research Article