Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in childhood, affecting 1 in 200 children in the UK. It is a condition where individuals are prone to recurrent epileptic seizures, where excess electrical activity causes an involuntary change in movement and behaviour.
Consenting families will be visited twice during the course of the project: once within weeks of diagnosis and again when the child is 12 months old. At both visits, standardised assessments will be made of the infant’s cognitive, language, movement, memory and information processing abilities. Details about the child’s epilepsy, including seizure frequency and medication, and information about the parents’ well-being will also be obtained. At visit one, parents will be asked to complete a questionnaire asking about their social and economic circumstances.
If you are living in London and are visiting us for an appointment, please find the directions to our research facilities in the UCL Wolfson Centre here.
If you are interested in finding out more about the EPIPEG study and/or are thinking about taking part please do not hesitate to contact the team for further information.
Please consult the eligibility criteria.