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Neurocognitive Deficits Associated With the Hepatitis C Virus Among Incarcerated Men.
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PMID:  23343198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The purpose of this preliminary study was to examine cognitive functioning in inmates with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and to investigate relationships among performance on the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status-Form A (RBANS; Randolph, 1998 ). Data from 43 HCV+ inmates were reviewed retrospectively and compared with a sample of HCV- inmates. Significant differences were found on two of five indices (Attention: U = 537.5, p = .003; r = -.32; Total: U = 643.0, p = .048; r = -.22) and four subtests: Coding (U = 326.0, p <.001, r = -.53), Digit Span (U = 634.0, p = .038, r = -.22), Story Memory (U = 625.5, p = .032, r = -.24), and Story Recall (U = 548.5, p = .004, r = -.31), with the HCV group scoring lower on all significant measures. In this study the RBANS proved to be an efficient measure with clinical utility among an HCV population. Within this incarcerated population patterns of performance were "typical" of current literature, with impaired attention appearing earlier in the disease process, and the study invites further exploration into proposed cognitive deficits among this population where HCV is highly prevalent.
Authors:
Tracie M Umaki; Robert L Denney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Clinical neuropsychologist     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1744-4144     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806548     Medline TA:  Clin Neuropsychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
a University of Hawaii at Manoa , John A. Burns School of Medicine , Hawaii Center for AIDS , Honolulu , HI , USA.
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