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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Early impairment of cognitive functions in Parkinson's disease
Author: Stella, F
Gobbi, LTB
Gobbi, S
Oliani, MM
Tanaka, K
Pieruccini-Faria, F
Abstract: Background: Impairment in non-motor functions such as disturbances of some executive functions are also common events in Parkinson's disease patients. Objective: To verify the performance of Parkinson's disease patients in activities requiring visuoconstructive and visuospatial skills. Method: Thirty elderly patients with mild or moderate stages of Parkinson's disease were studied. The assessment of the clinical condition was based on the unified Parkinson's disease rating scale (56.28; SD=33.48), Hoehn and Yahr (2.2; SD=0.83), Schwab and England (78.93%), clock drawing test (7.36; SD=2.51), and mini-mental state examination (26.48; SD=10.11). Pearson's correlation and stepwise multiple regression were used for statistical analyses. Results: The patients presented deterioration in visuospatial and visuoconstructive skills. Conclusion: The clock drawing test proved to be a useful predictive tool for identifying early cognitive impairment in these individuals.
Subject: Parkinson's disease
cognition disorders
neuropsychological tests
Country: Brasil
Editor: Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 65, n. 2B, n. 406, n. 410, 2007.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2007000300008
Date Issue: 2007
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