"In these cases, more thorough neuropsychological tests
are an option, says Jane Martin, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Clinical Neuropsychology Division at Mount Sinai.
Cognitive function was assessed with a battery of neuropsychological tests
before and one week after surgery (379 patients completed one-week neuropsychological testing).
Participants also completed neuropsychological tests
of verbal learning, verbal memory, psychomotor speed, attention and working memory.
Brief batteries of neuropsychological tests
have been proposed for the assessment of cognitive functioning in MS .
Clinically significant improvement on three or more of the neuropsychological tests
was detected in 69.2% of healthy controls compared with only 17.9% of pediatric MS patients.
Executive function test: These neuropsychological tests
selected for assessing participants' executive functions were conducted by the researcher who had received training in this field from a consultant psychologist prior to the implementation.
Every two years, research psychologists followed up on the participants and conducted a medical assessment that included neuropsychological tests
to assess the participants' cognitive function.
Statistically significant improvements were seen in two of the neuropsychological tests
performed for the B.
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Older adults (229 cognitively normal individuals, 397 patients with mild cognitive impairment and 193 patients with Alzheimer's disease) were assessed with neuropsychological tests
and brain magnetic resonance imaging every 6 months.
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