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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241091/the-effectiveness-of-group-otago-exercise-program-on-physical-function-in-nursing-home-residents-older-than-65years-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mirjana Kocic, Zorica Stojanovic, Dejan Nikolic, Milica Lazovic, Rade Grbic, Lidija Dimitrijevic, Marina Milenkovic
AIM: To examine whether the 6-months group-based Otago exercise program is more effective than usual care on physical function and functional independence in nursing home residents older than 65 years. METHODS: An observer-blind randomized controlled study included 77 independently walking, cognitively unimpaired residents aged 78.4±7.6years, of which 66.2% were female. Physical function was assessed at baseline, after 3 and 6months of the Otago exercise program by three performance tests: Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Timed Up and Go (TUG) and Chair Rising Test (CRT), and functional independence by the motor Functional Independence Measure (mFIM)...
December 10, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241090/attachment-style-and-filial-obligation-in-the-burden-of-caregivers-of-dementia-patients
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Juwon Lee, Bo Kyung Sohn, Hyunjoo Lee, Su Jeong Seong, Soowon Park, Jun-Young Lee
Insecure attachment styles have been known to predict greater burden in caregivers of dementia patients. However, it has not been tested how filial obligation, which refers to one's sense of duty on helping elderly parents and is especially pronounced in Asian cultures, is involved in that relationship. We sought to identify whether the association between attachment style and caregiver burden differs according to the degree of filial obligation in caregivers of dementia patients. To assess filial obligation in Korean participants, a Korean filial obligation measure was developed...
December 6, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241082/the-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine-and-working-memory-training-on-cocaine-use-craving-and-inhibition-in-regular-cocaine-users-correspondence-of-lab-assessments-and-ecological-momentary-assessment
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Mieke H J Schulte, Reinout W Wiers, Wouter J Boendermaker, Anna E Goudriaan, Wim van den Brink, Denise S van Deursen, Malte Friese, Emily Brede, Andrew J Waters
INTRODUCTION: Effective treatment for cocaine use disorder should dampen hypersensitive cue-induced motivational processes and/or strengthen executive control. Using a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention, the primary aim of this study was to investigate the effect of N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) and working memory (WM)-training to reduce cocaine use and craving and to improve inhibition assessed in the laboratory and during Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA). The second aim was to examine correspondence between laboratory and EMA data...
December 11, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240950/what-did-you-do-today-variability-in-daily-activities-is-related-to-variability-in-daily-cognitive-performance
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Allison A M Bielak, Jacqueline Mogle, Martin J Sliwinski
Objectives: Are the activities we do each day related to fluctuations in our daily cognitive performance? Positive longitudinal associations between cognitive, physical, and social activities and cognitive ability in adulthood are well established. However little is known about how this relationship may operate at the daily level. Methods: Community-dwelling participants 60-90 years of age (M = 69.41; n = 146) reported their activity participation and completed cognitive tests online for 7 consecutive days...
December 12, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240774/pharmacological-inactivation-does-not-support-a-unique-causal-role-for-intraparietal-sulcus-in-the-discrimination-of-visual-number
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Nicholas K DeWind, Jiyun Peng, Andrew Luo, Elizabeth M Brannon, Michael L Platt
The "number sense" describes the intuitive ability to quantify without counting. Single neuron recordings in non-human primates and functional imaging in humans suggest the intraparietal sulcus is an important neuroanatomical locus of numerical estimation. Other lines of inquiry implicate the IPS in numerous other functions, including attention and decision making. Here we provide a direct test of whether IPS has functional specificity for numerosity judgments. We used muscimol to reversibly and independently inactivate the ventral and lateral intraparietal areas in two monkeys performing a numerical discrimination task and a color discrimination task, roughly equilibrated for difficulty...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240561/version-3-of-the-alzheimer-disease-centers-neuropsychological-test-battery-in-the-uniform-data-set-uds
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Sandra Weintraub, Lilah Besser, Hiroko H Dodge, Merilee Teylan, Steven Ferris, Felicia C Goldstein, Bruno Giordani, Joel Kramer, David Loewenstein, Dan Marson, Dan Mungas, David Salmon, Kathleen Welsh-Bohmer, Xiao-Hua Zhou, Steven D Shirk, Alireza Atri, Walter A Kukull, Creighton Phelps, John C Morris
INTRODUCTION: The neuropsychological battery of the Uniform Data Set (UDSNB) was implemented in 2005 by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Alzheimer Disease Centers program to measure cognitive performance in dementia and mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer Disease. This paper describes a revision, the UDSNB 3.0. METHODS: The Neuropsychology Work Group of the NIA Clinical Task Force recommended revisions through a process of due diligence to address shortcomings of the original battery...
December 13, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240340/update-on-current-care-guideline-memory-disorders
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Any complaint about memory should be examined. Diagnosis is based on international criteria. Basic evaluation consists of medical history, clinical evaluation, cognitive tests and brain imaging. When a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), AD with cerebrovascular disease or with Lewy Body disease (LBD), or Dementia associated with Parkinson's disease or LBD is made, evidence-based medical therapy (acetylcholine esterase inhibitor or memantine) is indicated as a part of comprehensive care. In frontotemporal degenerations, these drugs are ineffective...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240021/differences-in-seizure-expression-between-magnetic-seizure-therapy-and-electroconvulsive-shock
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Yael M Cycowicz, Stefan B Rowny, Bruce Luber, Sarah H Lisanby
OBJECTIVE: Evidence suggests that magnetic seizure therapy (MST) results in fewer side effects than electroconvulsive treatment, both in humans treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as well as in the animal preclinical model that uses electroconvulsive shock (ECS). Evidence suggests that MST results in fewer cognitive side effects than ECT. Although MST offers enhanced control over seizure induction and spread, little is known about how MST and ECT seizures differ. Seizure characteristics are associated with treatment effect...
December 12, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239772/does-a-program-based-on-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-affect-kinesiophobia-in-patients-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial-with-a-6-month-follow-up
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Libai Cai, Huanhuan Gao, Huiping Xu, Yanyan Wang, Peihua Lyu, Yanjin Liu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effects of a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program on kinesiophobia, knee function, pain and pain catastrophizing in patients following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: This was a parallel-group, randomized, controlled pilot study in which 100 patients who exhibited kinesiophobia after TKA were randomly assigned to participate in a CBT (experimental group) or standard care (control group) program. Each group included 50 patients...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239767/everyday-cognitive-failure-and-depressive-symptoms-predict-fatigue-in-sarcoidosis-a-prospective-follow-up-study
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Celine Hendriks, Marjolein Drent, Willemien De Kleijn, Marjon Elfferich, Petal Wijnen, Jolanda De Vries
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a major and disabling problem in sarcoidosis. Knowledge concerning correlates of the development of fatigue and possible interrelationships is lacking. OBJECTIVE: A conceptual model of fatigue was developed and tested. METHODS: Sarcoidosis outpatients (n = 292) of Maastricht University Medical Center completed questionnaires regarding trait anxiety, depressive symptoms, cognitive failure, dyspnea, social support, and small fiber neuropathy (SFN) at baseline...
November 20, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239746/stepping-reaction-time-and-gait-adaptability-are-significantly-impaired-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-implications-for-fall-risk
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Maria Joana D Caetano, Stephen R Lord, Natalie E Allen, Matthew A Brodie, Jooeun Song, Serene S Paul, Colleen G Canning, Jasmine C Menant
BACKGROUND: Decline in the ability to take effective steps and to adapt gait, particularly under challenging conditions, may be important reasons why people with Parkinson's disease (PD) have an increased risk of falling. This study aimed to determine the extent of stepping and gait adaptability impairments in PD individuals as well as their associations with PD symptoms, cognitive function and previous falls. METHODS: Thirty-three older people with PD and 33 controls were assessed in choice stepping reaction time, Stroop stepping and gait adaptability tests; measurements identified as fall risk factors in older adults...
November 22, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239677/effects-of-kinect-adventures-games-versus-conventional-physical-therapy-on-postural-control-in-elderly-people-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jéssica Maria Ribeiro Bacha, Gisele Cristine Vieira Gomes, Tatiana Beline de Freitas, Larissa Alamino Pereira Viveiro, Keyte Guedes da Silva, Géssika Costa Bueno, Eliana Maria Varise, Camila Torriani-Pasin, Angélica Castilho Alonso, Natalia Mariana Silva Luna, Júlia Maria D'Andrea Greve, José Eduardo Pompeu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of Kinect Adventures games versus conventional physiotherapy to improve postural control (PC), gait, cardiorespiratory fitness, and cognition of the elderly. In addition, we evaluated the safety, acceptability, and adherence to the interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was a randomized clinical trial in which 46 elderly individuals were selected, mean age 69.3 (5.34) years. Participants were allocated to the Kinect Adventures Training Group (KATG) or the Conventional Physical Therapy Group (CPTG), 23 individuals in each group...
December 14, 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239655/music-to-my-ears-age-related-decline-in-musical-and-facial-emotion-recognition
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Ryan Sutcliffe, Peter G Rendell, Julie D Henry, Phoebe E Bailey, Ted Ruffman
We investigated young-old differences in emotion recognition using music and face stimuli and tested explanatory hypotheses regarding older adults' typically worse emotion recognition. In Experiment 1, young and older adults labeled emotions in an established set of faces, and in classical piano stimuli that we pilot-tested on other young and older adults. Older adults were worse at detecting anger, sadness, fear, and happiness in music. Performance on the music and face emotion tasks was not correlated for either age group...
December 2017: Psychology and Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239648/the-influence-of-reward-quality-and-quantity-and-spatial-proximity-on-the-responses-to-inequity-and-contrast-in-capuchin-monkeys-cebus-sapajus-apella
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Catherine F Talbot, Audrey E Parrish, Julia Watzek, Jennifer L Essler, Kelly L Leverett, Annika Paukner, Sarah F Brosnan
Recent evidence within the field of comparative psychology has demonstrated that small differences in procedure may lead to significant differences in outcome. Therefore, failing to fully explore the impact of different contexts on a behavior limits our ability to fully understand that behavior. A behavior that has exhibited substantial variation, both within and across studies, is animals' responses to violations of their expectations, either when expectations were based on another's outcome (inequity) or one's previous outcome (contrast)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Comparative Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239631/video-game-training-does-not-enhance-cognitive-ability-a-comprehensive-meta-analytic-investigation
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Giovanni Sala, K Semir Tatlidil, Fernand Gobet
As a result of considerable potential scientific and societal implications, the possibility of enhancing cognitive ability by training has been one of the most influential topics of cognitive psychology in the last two decades. However, substantial research into the psychology of expertise and a recent series of meta-analytic reviews have suggested that various types of cognitive training (e.g., working memory training) benefit performance only in the trained tasks. The lack of skill generalization from one domain to different ones-that is, far transfer-has been documented in various fields of research such as working memory training, music, brain training, and chess...
December 14, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239267/a-retrospective-study-of-predictors-of-return-to-duty-vs-medical-retirement-in-an-active-duty-military-population-with-blast-related-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Philip A Cook, Thomas M Johnson, Suzanne G Martin, Philip R Gerhman, Seema Bhatnagar, James C Gee
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), has been described as the "signature injury" of the Global War on Terror. Explosive blast TBI has become a leading cause of injury as a result of the widespread use of improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan. We present a retrospective cross-sectional study of patients with blast-related mild TBI (N=303) seen at the Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. The objective was to predict outcomes of return to duty (RTD) vs. medical retirement via medical evaluation board (MEB), based on brain imaging, neuropsychological data and history of mTBI...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239208/the-perceptual-maze-test-revisited-evaluating-the-difficulty-of-automatically-generated-mazes
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Bao Sheng Loe, John Rust
The Elithorn perceptual maze test is widely used in clinical research and practice. However, there is little evidence of its psychometric properties, and its application is limited by the technical difficulty of developing more mazes. The current research aims to adopt a rigorous approach to evaluate 18 mazes that were automatically generated by a novel R software package. Various item response theory models were employed to examine the difficulty parameters. The findings suggested that the data best fitted the Rasch model...
December 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239148/effects-of-closed-loop-intravenous-anesthesia-guided-by-the-bispectral-index-in-adult-patients-on-emergence-delirium-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Antonella Cotoia, Lucia Mirabella, Renata Beck, Pompeo Matrella, Valentina Assenzo, Thierry Chazot, Gilda Cinnella, Ngai Liu, Michele Dambrosio
BACKGROUND: Emergence delirium (ED) is an acute change in cognition after general anesthesia (GA) occurring in operative room, recovery room or in postanesthesia care. The automated propofolremifentanil titration by Bispectral index (BIS) (AutoTIVA) avoids period of deep (BIS<40) anesthesia and could potentially decrease the ED. The aim of this study was to evaluate ED in surgical patients under AutoTIVA, manual titration of propofol-remifentanil (ManualTIVA) or volatile BIS-guided GA...
December 13, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238990/associations-between-developmental-changes-in-error-related-brain-activity-and-executive-functions-in-early-childhood
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Jennie K Grammer, William J Gehring, Frederick J Morrison
Behavioral evidence indicates that skills associated with children's cognitive control (e.g., response inhibition and attentional control) undergo rapid development during early childhood. A particularly important time is the transition to elementary school. Yet, at present, relatively little is known about developmental changes in the brain processes linked to cognitive control during this period, including those associated with error monitoring, including the error-related negativity (ERN) and the error positivity (Pe)...
December 14, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238748/non-motor-symptoms-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-prevalence-and-severity
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Fabiana Giada Radicati, Pablo Martinez Martin, Chiara Fossati, Kallol Ray Chaudhuri, Margherita Torti, Carmen Rodriguez Blazquez, Laura Vacca, Fabrizio Stocchi
NMSs have been extensively studied in PD patients but not in other forms of parkinsonism such as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). The primary objective of this study was to analyze the frequency, severity and the type of non-motor symptoms (NMS) in PSP patients using the non-motor symptoms scale (NMSS). The secondary objective was to differentiate NMS between PSP and Parkinson's disease (PD). We enrolled in this cross-sectional study 50 consecutive PSP and 100 matched Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, in the proportion PSP/PD = 1/2, matched in age, sex, and disease duration...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
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