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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Correlation Between Insight Dimensions And Cognitive Functions In Patients With Deficit And Nondeficit Schizophrenia.
Author: Pegoraro, Luiz F L
Dantas, Clarissa R
Banzato, Claudio E M
Fuentes, Daniel
Abstract: Previous studies have shown correlations between poor insight and neurocognitive impairment in schizophrenia. Deficit schizophrenia has been associated with worse cognitive functioning and poorer insight. This study aimed at investigating the relationship between insight dimensions (measured by Schedule for the Assessment of Insight-Expanded Version and its factors) and specific neurocognitive functions (assessed through a battery of neuropsychological tests) considering separately patients with deficit (n=29) and nondeficit schizophrenia (n=44), categorized according to the Schedule for the Deficit Syndrome. We found that working memory correlated positively and significantly with awareness of mental illness in both groups. In nondeficit group, awareness of mental illness correlated additionally with verbal fluency and attention. If confirmed by further studies, these results may have important consequences, such as the need of tailoring differently cognitive rehabilitation for each group.
Subject: Adolescent
Chi-square Distribution
Cognition Disorders
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Schizophrenic Psychology
Statistics As Topic
Young Adult
Citation: Schizophrenia Research. v. 147, n. 1, p. 91-4, 2013-Jun.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2013.02.041
Date Issue: 2013
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