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Parietal signs and sinister prognosis in dementia. A four-year follow-up study

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O'Carroll R, Whittick JE & Baikie EM (1991) Parietal signs and sinister prognosis in dementia. A four-year follow-up study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 158 (3), pp. 358-361. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.158.3.358

Abstract
Thirty elderly demented subjects were assessed in 1985 using a neuropsychological test battery which included tests of parietal lobe function that are allegedly predictive of outcome. Four years later, 29 out of the 30 subjects were followed up. Twelve had died. There were no differences between survivors and deceased in terms of age, pre-morbid intelligence, years of full-time education, or scores on parietal tests. However, proportionally more of the women had died, and those subjects with more global cognitive impairment in 1985 were significantly more likely to have died by 1989. Those who scored lower on an aphasia measure in 1985 were more likely to have died. None of the variables differentiated between survivors and deceased Alzheimer subjects.

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British Journal of Psychiatry: Volume 158, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Publication date31/03/1991
PublisherThe Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN0007-1250

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Professor Ronan O'Carroll
Professor Ronan O'Carroll

Professor, Psychology

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