Psychometric Assessment Using Classic Neuropsychological and Virtual Reality Based Test: A Study in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Schizophrenic Patients

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Abstract

Assessment of neurocognitive functioning is a critical task in clinical settings. In many disorders, cognitive impairment precedes the onset of behavioral symptoms, and cognitive decline is a major factor contributing to functional disability. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the executive functions by comparing the evaluations obtained using a neuropsychological battery with the one obtained using the virtual reality version of the Multiple Errands Test (V-MET). The study population included three groups: 10 patients affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); 10 Schizophrenic patients; 10 healthy Controls. The results identified executive problems in clinical samples. By contrast, controls have higher level of efficiency and better performance. The correlation across the two assessment support the validity of V-Met, as a neurocognitive assessment.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospitePervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health
Pagine23-32
Numero di pagine10
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

Serie di pubblicazioni

NomeLECTURE NOTES OF THE INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER SCIENCES, SOCIAL INFORMATICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING

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  • Computer Networks and Communications

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La Cascia, C., Francomano, A., La Barbera, D., La Paglia, F., Cipresso, P., & Riva, G. (2014). Psychometric Assessment Using Classic Neuropsychological and Virtual Reality Based Test: A Study in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Schizophrenic Patients. In Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health (pagg. 23-32). (LECTURE NOTES OF THE INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER SCIENCES, SOCIAL INFORMATICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING).