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    Subtle memory and attentional deficits revealed in an Irish stroke patient sample using domain-specific cognitive tasks


    Duffin, Joseph and Collins, D. Ronan and Coughlan, Tara and O'Neill, Desmond and Roche, Richard and Commins, Sean (2012) Subtle memory and attentional deficits revealed in an Irish stroke patient sample using domain-specific cognitive tasks. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 34 (8). pp. 864-875. ISSN 1380-3395

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    Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13803395.2012.690368


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    Abstract

    Stroke disrupts motor, sensory, and cognitive systems in survivors. Unlike in physical impairments, assessment of cognitive function is often inadequate, as no standardized procedure to monitor cognitive recovery post stroke exists. We evaluated a number of novel task-orientated tools designed to assess subtle cognitive deficits (including memory, attention, and executive functioning) in a sample of stroke patients. Although unimpaired on MMSE (Mini-Mental State Examination)-based indices of cognition, memory, and intelligence, stroke survivors were significantly impaired on tasks testing visual attention, spatial/relational processing, and associative memory. We recommend a standardized multidomain cognitive assessment and propose that cognitive deficits post stroke require in-depth assessment to inform patient-orientated rehabilitation.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2012.690368
    Keywords: Stroke; Cognition; Memory; Attention; Assessment;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 6797
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/13803395.2012.690368
    Depositing User: Richard Roche
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:24
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
    Publisher: Psychology Press
    Refereed: Yes
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