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INSET: Inventory of Neppe of Symptoms of Epilepsy and the Temporal Lobe

The INSET involves screening for possible temporal lobe, epileptic and organic symptoms and spells. Thereafter the symptoms are categorized into several headers namely nonspecific symptoms, possible and controversial temporal lobe symptoms, seizure related and other focal features. The test is based on the subject and / or his family responding to questions which are thereafter elaborated in greater clinical detail.

The INSET has two sections: a broad demographic and screening section, and a second specific question section where responses are at two time levels: current plus the most common frequency in the remote past. The patient ranks frequency from "never" through "more than daily " (i.e. 0-6). Questions in the INSET have been based on the earlier Neppe Temporal Lobe Questionnaire which itself derived from an intensive literature review on the topic. (Neppe, 1983; 1984A, 1984B)

View the Short INSET.

 

 


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