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Med Law. 1997;16(2):277-87.

Investigation of vehicle driving ability in two diagnostic groups of epileptic patients with special neuropsychological approach.

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National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Budapest, Hungary.


The driving abilities of two groups of epileptic patients (temporal lobe epileptics: 44 and idiopathic generalized epileptics: 26) and control group of healthy volunteers were compared. A computerized device (MST-CARAT), was used validated by comparing the test performance measures with the results of the practical driving tests. Our results show that the neuropsychological aspects deserve greater attention in temporal lobe epileptic patients in general and in those epileptic patients receiving non-monotherapy (especially on Phenobarbital). The level of driving skill of well-treated idiopathic generalized epileptic patients was similar to that of normal drivers.

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