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Author Hamdan, Amer Cavalheiro ♦ Bueno, Orlando Francisco Amodeo
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Content type Text
Publisher Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2013-09-04
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English ♦ Spanish ♦ Portuguese
Subject Domain (in LCC) B ♦ BF1-990
Subject Keyword Alzheimer ♦ Episodic memory ♦ Memória episódica ♦ Psychology ♦ Neuropsicologia ♦ Controle executivo ♦ Neuropsychology ♦ Executive control ♦ Philosophy ♦ Religion
Abstract Este estudo comparou e relacionou o desempenho de idosos com Comprometimento Cognitivo Leve e Demência Tipo Alzheimer em testes de controle executivo e de memória episódica verbal. Para a avaliação da memória episódica verbal utilizamos a Tarefa de Recordação de Palavras Imediata e a Tarefa de Recordação de Palavras com Intervalo. Na avaliação do controle executivo foram utilizados, os seguintes testes: Random Number Generation, Trail Making Test, Fluência Verbal semântica e fonológica, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, Reading Span Test e Brow-Peterson Test. Treze idosos do grupo controle foram equiparados quanto à idade e escolaridade com nove idosos com Comprometimento Cognitivo Leve e oito idosos com Demência Tipo Alzheimer. Foram encontradas diferenças e associações estatisticamente significantes em relação aos testes de controle executivo entre os grupos investigados. Apesar da presença de associações significativas entre a memória episódica verbal e o controle executivo, não foram evidenciados déficits do controle executivo nos idosos com Comprometimento Cognitivo Leve.This study compared and related the performance of older people with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer-type dementia in tests of executive control and of verbal episodic memory. In the evaluation of the verbal episodic memory we used the Task of Immediate Word Recall and the Task of Delayed Word Recall. In the evaluation of executive control we used the following tests: Random Number Generation, Trail Making Test, Semantic and Phonological Verbal Fluency, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, Reading Span Test, and Brow-Peterson Test. Thirteen elders of the control group were compared by age and education with nine elders with Mild Cognitive Impairment and eight elders with Alzheimer-type dementia. Differences and significant statistical associations were found in relation to the tests of executive control with the groups investigated. Despite the presence of significant associations between the verbal episodic memory and the executive control, deficits of the executive control were not evidenced in groups with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
ISSN 16784669
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-04-01
e-ISSN 1413294X
Journal Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 1
Page Count 9
Starting Page 63
Ending Page 71


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