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Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia across age groups: a case–control study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, February 2016
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Title
Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia across age groups: a case–control study
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12888-016-0749-1
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Authors

Anna Mosiołek, Jacek Gierus, Tytus Koweszko, Agata Szulc

Abstract

The potential dynamics of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia is discussed in the literature of the field. Recent publications suggest modest changes in level of cognitive impairment after first psychotic episode. Present article attempts to explore cognitive differences between patients and controls across age groups and differences between age groups in clinical group. One hundred and twenty-eight hospitalized patients with schizophrenia (64 women and 64 men) and 68 individuals from the control group (32 women and 32 men) aged 18-55 years were examined. The patients were divided into age groups (18-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55). Both groups were examined using Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure Test, Trail Making Test (A and B), Stroop Test, verbal fluency test and Wechsler digit span. Patients with schizophrenia obtained significantly lower scores versus the control group in regard to all the measured cognitive functions (Mann-Whitney U; p < 0.05. Most deficits were present in all age groups, however, statistically important impairment in executive functions (WCST) were present only in "older" groups. Patients with schizophrenia obtained less favourable results than the control group in all age groups. Deficits regarding executive functions do not seem to be at a significant level among the youngest group, whereas they are more noticeable in the group of 46-55-year-olds. Executive functions are significantly lowered in the group aged 36-45 in comparison to the "younger" groups. The level of cognitive functions shows a mild exacerbation in connection with age, whereas cognitive rigidity proved to be related to the number of years spent without hospital treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
Unknown 82 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 16%
Student > Master 10 12%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Other 6 7%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 17 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 27 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 24%
Neuroscience 8 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Philosophy 2 2%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 20 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 August 2016.
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#3,802,166
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Outputs from BMC Psychiatry
#1,313
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#125,513
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Psychiatry
#58
of 89 outputs
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