Cognitive functions among Hong Kong Chinese people with schizophrenia

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Abstract

Persons with schizophrenia show deficits in a variety of cognitive domains including executive function, attention, memory and language. Similar interest in studying the impact of cognitive deficits on the everyday functioning of people with schizophrenia has been documented. This study examined the cognitive functioning among Hong Kong Chinese schizophrenic patients compared with other patient groups, and its relationship with functional outcome, especially in the social aspect. Results indicated that schizophrenic patients presented with mild cognitive problems compared with neurosurgical and demented patients. Initial support was found in relating cognitive functions, as measured by Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination, with functional outcome as measured by Functional Independence Measures. The implication for community rehabilitation is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-265
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Rehabilitation Research
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Cognitive
  • Community living
  • Dementia
  • Functions
  • Neurological
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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