Received: 16 April 2019
Accepted: 27 October 2019
First Online: 15 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from Research and Ethical Committee at Faculty of Medicine -University of Khartoum. This study is part of an epidemiological study for epilepsy among school children in Sudan. Phase I of this study addressed the prevalence of epilepsy among school children in Khartoum State. A confidential letter was sent to the parents of each patient identified, explaining the aims of the study and providing information on the research group. The letter was brought to their first appointment at the epilepsy (OPD) at Gafer Ibn Auf Specialized Hospital for children and acted as an informed written consent. Upon follow up of these patients for 2 years we explain the aim of this phase in simple Arabic language and their verbal consent was taken as they have had already given the consent for the whole project earlier. All doctors taking care of any of the patients amongst our study group were approached and verbal permission was taken as to have the freedom to change the patient’s epilepsy classification and management, if indicated, and a feedback including the plan of management was sent to those who continued to follow up the patients in their own clinics.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.