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.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health|
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|
Serie di pubblicazioni
|Nome||LECTURE NOTES OF THE INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER SCIENCES, SOCIAL INFORMATICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
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).