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kermansaravi P, mehrinejad A, delavar kasmayee H. The comparison between episodic and semantic memory among temporal lobe epilepsy patients with healthy subjects. CPAP. 2017; 15 (1) :127-136
URL: http://cpap.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-1000-en.html
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Patients with epilepsy are at the risk of cognitive disorders and abnormalities of behavior. The purpose of this study is to compare the episodic memory and semantic memory in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and healthy control subjects. This is a causal – comparative study. The study population was patients with epilepsy Iranian epilepsy society in Tehran, that, among 20 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy as a sample were selected and were matched with 20 healthy subjects in terms of the demographic variables of age and education. Samples were selected using convenience sampling method. Assessing measurement of episodic memory was recalling the item and the source images and words test , and semantic memory, class categories and fluid words. Data analyzed with T-test for independent groups, multivariate analysis of varianc, Levin test, M-box test. T-test and episodic memory and semantic memory avarage scores (P> 0.01, t38= 6.22, xˉ:61/95, P> 0.01, t38= 3.61, xˉ:271/55) showed significant differences in the function of these memory in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and healthy controls. the function of episodic memory and semantic memory in epilepsy patients are lower than healthy people and also they share the same brain structures.

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