Evaluation of Conner's continuous performance test in hemodialysis patients.

Najafi, M. (2008) Evaluation of Conner's continuous performance test in hemodialysis patients. Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia, 19 (2). pp. 210-214.

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Abstract

Memory and cognitive abnormalities such as decreased attention span, impulsiveness, and slow reaction are common among chronic hemodialysis patients. We studied the changes these parameters in 38 hemodialysis patients before and after hemodialysis sessions via Conner's continuous performance test. Mean age of the study patients was 38.0 +/- 12.6 years. There was no significant difference before and after hemodialysis in the number of the successfully recognized matches, the number of the miss fires, and the mean of reaction time of matches. In addition, there was no significant effect of the duration of hemodialysis therapy on the number of successfully recognized matches, the number of missed matches, and the mean reaction time of matches. Educational level of patients did not significantly impact on the number of successfully recognized matches and the mean of reaction time of matches. However, this impact was significant on the number of miss fires during hemodialysis. (P = 0.04). We conclude from our results that hemodialysis did not significantly impact on the cognitive function. However, this hypothesis must be confirmed by other cognitive function tests on larger hemodialysis population.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; article; cognition; cognitive defect; human; memory; middle aged; psychological aspect; reaction time; recognition; renal replacement therapy; time, Adult; Cognition; Cognition Disorders; Humans; Memory; Middle Aged; Reaction Time; Recognition (Psychology); Renal Dialysis; Time Factors
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2017 04:41
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 04:41
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3382

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