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Philadelphia Brief Assessment of Cognition in healthy and clinical Brazilian sample.
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PMID:  22286401     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The Philadelphia Brief Assessment of Cognition (PBAC) is a neuropsychological screening instrument that assesses five cognitive domains: working memory, visuospatial functioning, language, episodic memory and comportment. The aim is to verify if PBAC can properly be used in the Brazilian sample. Participated in this study: (a) 200 healthy volunteers - 100 young [21.6(2.5) years old] and 100 older adults [70.1(7.3) years old]; >12 years of education; (b) 30 Alzheimer's patients (AD) [73.7(5.7) years old], 4-11 years in education. The PBAC scores: (a) 95.8(2.6), 90.0(4.4) and (b) 65.0(10.8) were correlated with the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) for young 29.1(0.9), older adults 28.3(1.4) and AD 18.4(3.0) groups. A positive correlation between MMSE and PBAC (r=0.9, p<0.001) was found. Negative correlations were observed between PBAC domains [memory (-0.63), visuospatial abilities (-0.44) and working memory (-0.3) tasks]. MANOVA showed a better male performance in visuospatial functioning (F=8.5, p=0.004). The Brazilian version of PBAC proved to be a promising screening instrument for clinical purposes.
Authors:
Danilo Assis Pereira; Corina Satler; Luciana Medeiros; Renan Pedroso; Carlos Tomaz
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1678-4227     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0125444     Medline TA:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Brazilian Institute of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Sciences, Brasília, DF, Brazil.
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