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Amini M, Asgari K, Najafi M, Abedi A. EFFECTIVENESS OF NEUROFEEDBACK ON FREQUENCY OF SEIZURE IN PATIENTS WITH REFRACTORY LEFT TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2015; 26 (5) :421-432
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-2939-en.html

Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran , maryamamini1166@yahoo.com
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 Background & Aims: Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized predominantly by recurrent and unpredictable interruptions of normal brain function called epileptic seizures. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of neurofeedback on frequency of seizure in patients with refractory left temporal lobe epilepsy.

 Materials & Methods: This case study included pre test, post test and follow up phases. The sample consisted of two patients with refractory left temporal lobe epilepsy selected by random sampling method. The study is based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approach, and a multiple baseline design. Accordingly, the baseline data for the first test could be started if the second test was still in the baseline situation. Then the in next step, the second subject was allowed to receive intervention. The checklist of symptoms and the frequency of seizure was used to collect data during the pre-test, post-test and follow-up phases. Patients participated in 30 treatment sessions of neurofeedback for 8 weeks.

 Results: Visual analysis graphs suggested that there were significant differences between variables in intervention and baseline phases for each subject according to frequency of seizures. In other words, the mean of frequency of seizures decreased significantly after intervention.

 Conclusion: The results suggested that neurofeedback is effective in decreasing frequency of seizure in patients with refractory left temporal lop epilepsy . 

 

  SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2015: 26(5): 432 ISSN: 1027-3727

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: داخلی مغز و اعصاب
Received: 2015/08/9 | Accepted: 2015/08/9 | Published: 2015/08/9

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