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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy

Control groups in paediatric epilepsy research: do first-degree cousins show familial effects? Volume 19, numéro 1, March 2017


(1) Control groups used in paediatric epilepsy behavioural research include:

A. siblings

B. general population

C. cousins

D. all of the above


(2) Children with epilepsy and their first-degree cousins show several significant correlations across measures of cognition, behaviour, and brain imaging: True or False?


(3) An advantage of sibling and cousin control groups is easier recruitment and better retention compared to population controls. True or False?



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(1) D.

(2) False.

(3) True.


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