COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING IN PARKINSONS-DISEASE PATIENTS WITH LATERALIZED MOTOR SIGNS

Citation
Js. Clair et al., COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING IN PARKINSONS-DISEASE PATIENTS WITH LATERALIZED MOTOR SIGNS, Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section A, Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 20(3), 1998, pp. 320-327
Citations number
46
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology, Clinical",Psychology,"Clinical Neurology
ISSN journal
1380-3395
Volume
20
Issue
3
Year of publication
1998
Pages
320 - 327
Database
ISI
SICI code
1380-3395(1998)20:3<320:CAAFIP>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Eleven patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and predominantly right- sided motor signs, 12 patients with PD and predominantly left-sided si gns, and 11 demographically matched healthy controls were compared on tests assessing a range of cognitive and affective functions. Assuming a novel approach, our test battery was composed of measures drawn fro m ones previously used in the hemiparkinson's disease and lateralized PD literature. The two patient groups were similar in illness duration , severity of motor signs, and degree of lateralized motor deficits. S tatistical analyses did not reveal significant differences between pat ient groups, consistent with other studies that have failed to find di fferences in neuropsychological functioning between PD patients with r ight- and left-sided motor signs.