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The comparison of cognitive estimation in patients with major depressive disorder, patients with Alzheimer’s disease and normal individuals
Jafar Hasani Dr * 1, Samaneh Ghooshchian Choobmasjedi 2
1- Assistant Professor Kharazmi University, Tehran , hasanimehr57@yahoo.com
2- Kharazmi University, Tehran
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ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Estimation abilities are used in everyday life to solve problems for which the answers are not readily available. The goal of this study was to assess cognitive estimation in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and normal individuals. Method and Materials: In this study we used convenience sampling method. Diagnostic and inclusion criteria were determined. The subjects were assigned to three groups including patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and normal individuals (n=25).We assessed the subjects by Cognitive Estimation Test (CET). Data was analyzed by multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). Results: Our results showed that both patient groups had impaired cognitive estimation in all dimensions and higher total scores in comparison to normal individuals. Alzheimer patients showed a high performance impairment in all cognitive estimation dimensions and had higher total scores compared to the patients with major depressive disorder. Conclusions: The findings of this study supported impairments in general knowledge and other executive functions in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Key words: Cognitive estimation, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Major depressive disorder (MDD), Executive functions. Received: June 22, 2013 Accepted: Dec 7, 2013 Conflict of interest: None declared
Keywords: Cognitive estimation, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Major depressive disorder (MDD), Executive functions.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/12/19 | Accepted: 2013/12/19 | Published: 2013/12/19
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Volume 18, Issue 4 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2013) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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