The Impact of a 35-Week Long-Term Exercise Therapy on Psychosocial Health of Children with Benign Epilepsy

Soyong Eom, Mi Kyung Lee, Ji Hye Park, Dongpyo Lee, hoonchul kang, Joon Soo Lee, Justin Y. Jeon, HeungDong Kim

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a 35-week exercise program and its efficacy on neurocognitive and psychological variables in children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes. Ten children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (aged 8 to 12 years) completed a 35-week exercise program consisting of supervised sport activities for 5 weeks and home-based exercise program for 30 weeks. The children and their parents participated in neurocognitive and psychological evaluations including measures of attention, executive function, behaviors, and quality of life at baseline and postexercise follow-up at the 35th week. At postintervention evaluation, significant improvements were seen relative to baseline in neurocognitive domains such as psychomotor speed, sustained attention, divided attention, and inhibition-disinhibition ability, and in psychological domains including internalizing behavior problems, general health, and general quality of life. Long-term exercise intervention may have benefits for some aspects of neurocognitive and psychological function in children with benign epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)985-990
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 1

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Exercise Therapy
Epilepsy
Rolandic Epilepsy
Exercise
Psychology
Quality of Life
Aptitude
Executive Function
Sports
Parents
Child Health
Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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The Impact of a 35-Week Long-Term Exercise Therapy on Psychosocial Health of Children with Benign Epilepsy. / Eom, Soyong; Lee, Mi Kyung; Park, Ji Hye; Lee, Dongpyo; kang, hoonchul; Lee, Joon Soo; Jeon, Justin Y.; Kim, HeungDong.

In: Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 31, No. 8, 01.07.2016, p. 985-990.

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