Healthy Controls for Childhood Absence Epilepsy Study
The Childhood Absence Epilepsy study ACH is currently enrolling healthy volunteers between the ages 9 and 18. Your test results will be compared to those of a matched child/young adult who was diagnosed with a type of epilepsy called childhood absence epilepsy (also called petit mal epilepsy) and who took part in the Treatment part of the Childhood Absence Epilepsy study. As a healthy control subject, you will have one clinic visit.
Healthy child/young adult between the ages of 9-18 years without a history of seizures, seizure like episodes (including febrile seizures), any diagnosed neurological disease (including those for which you are taking medication), or a loss of consciousness greater than 5 minutes. You should not be in the study if you have a family history of a first-degree relative with epilepsy or febrile convulsions or a relative who participated in the Treatment part of the Childhood Absence Epilepsy study.
Contact Name and Number:
Please contact the study coordinator, Lee Howard, at 501-364-6990
Medical history will be taken and a physical and neurological examination performed. You will also have attention, intelligence and memory tests and will be asked to fill out behavior and quality of life questionnaires. You and your parent/legal guardian will also be asked to complete a structured phone interview.