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Title: Visual attention in children with migraine: a controlled comparative study
Authors: Villa, T. R. [UNIFESP]
Correa Moutran, A. R. [UNIFESP]
Sobirai Diaz, L. A. [UNIFESP]
Pereira Pinto, M. M. [UNIFESP]
Carvalho, F. A. [UNIFESP]
Gabbai, Alberto Alain [UNIFESP]
Carvalho, D. de Souza [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: Migraine
visual attention
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Cephalalgia. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc, v. 29, n. 6, p. 631-634, 2009.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the visual attention of children with migraine and compare it with a control group. Thirty migrainous children and 30 controls without headache were subjected to a visual attention assessment with Trail Making Tests (TMT) A/B, Letter Cancellation Test, and the Brazilian computerized test Visual Attention Test, third edition. the migraine group was evaluated after 2 days without headache. the migraine group had an inferior performance compared with the control group on TMT A (P = 0.03) and B (P = 0.001), and more errors on tasks 1 (P = 0.032) and 2 (P = 0.015) of the Visual Attention Test, presenting difficulty with selective and alternate attention. Attention is a neurological function that depends on structures such as the brainstem, cerebral cortex and the limbic system and on neurotransmitters such as dopamine and noradrenaline. the neurochemical aspects involved in the physiopathology of migraine and attention mechanisms probably predispose these children to visual attention deficits.
ISSN: 0333-1024
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