ANALYSIS OF VISUOSPATIAL ERRORS IN PATIENTS WITH ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE OR PARKINSONS-DISEASE

Citation
Mj. Finton et al., ANALYSIS OF VISUOSPATIAL ERRORS IN PATIENTS WITH ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE OR PARKINSONS-DISEASE, Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section A, Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 20(2), 1998, pp. 186-193
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology, Clinical",Psychology,"Clinical Neurology
ISSN journal
1380-3395
Volume
20
Issue
2
Year of publication
1998
Pages
186 - 193
Database
ISI
SICI code
1380-3395(1998)20:2<186:AOVEIP>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
Ska and colleagues (1990) reported that patients with possible or prob able Alzheimer's Disease (AD) make characteristic errors on a measure of line orientation judgment. We examined errors of line orientation j udgment in a sample of 31 patients with probable AD, 28 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD), and 24 normal elderly controls (N C). Results indicated that, in comparison to NC participants, some err or types were made more frequently by patients with PD and patients wi th AD. No error type, however, was specific to AD alone. In contrast, PD patients were more likely than AD or NC participants to make a spec ific error in oblique line judgment. This finding is discussed in the context of visuospatial analysis and selective attention in patients w ith PD.