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Comparative assessment of working memory among patients with parkinson disease and healthy adults with WMCT

Zarghi A, Zali A, Ashrafi F, Moazzezi S, Bandegani N

Journal Title:Basic Research Journal of Medicine and Clinical Science

Background: Patients with Parkinson have working memory changes, so they need assessment and rehabilitation and treatment is required for them. The purpose of current study is to determine the effect of neuro-cognitive assessment and rehabilitation computerized test on these impairments. Methods: A cross-sectional study was done on a sample of 40 to 70 years old of 120 patients with PD and 120 healthy Iranians. Participants of both groups were physically and mentally examined and approved by neurologists and psychiatrists and they all entered the study after completing the questionnaires by being referred and introduced to the neuroscientist for performing the working memory computerized test (WMCT). Results: a significant difference was identified in neuro-cognitive assessment and rehabilitation computerized test scores (P