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Corollary- and Discrepeancy-Based Approaches for Examining the Appropriateness of Premorbid Cognitive Estimation in Geriatric Schizophrenia
International Journal of Neuroscience
  • Jessica Foley, University of California - Los Angeles
  • Charles Golden, Nova Southeastern University
  • E. Simco, Nova Southeastern University
  • Barry Schneider, Nova Southeastern University
  • Robert McCue, Nova Southeastern University
  • Lindsay Shaw, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2009
Keywords
  • Cognition,
  • Dementia,
  • Geriatric,
  • Premorbid Ability,
  • Psychiatric Disorders,
  • Schizophrenia
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
Objective: This article addresses whether measures for assessing premorbid intellectual functioning are adequate for geriatric schizophrenia. Method: We included geriatric schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (SSD; n=37), frontotemporal dementia (FTD; n = 41), and geriatric controls (n = 107), and employed measures of verbal ability. Results: Pearson’s correlations and ANOVAs for discrepancy comparisons showed unique patterns of spared function in SSD when compared to FTD and controls. Conclusions: Findings lend support to the specificity of cognitive processes in SSD, even when accounting for processes common to the theoretically similar FTD. SSD showed a distinct pattern of spared ability which supports clinical utilization of discrepant measures of premorbid intellectual estimation for SSD.
DOI
10.1080/00207450903192878
Citation Information
Jessica Foley, Charles Golden, E. Simco, Barry Schneider, et al.. "Corollary- and Discrepeancy-Based Approaches for Examining the Appropriateness of Premorbid Cognitive Estimation in Geriatric Schizophrenia" International Journal of Neuroscience Vol. 119 Iss. 10 (2009) p. 1810 - 1829 ISSN: 0020-7454
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barry-schneider/12/