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Decline in executive functions and speed in suspected low-grade gliomas : A 3-year follow-up of a clinical cohort

Ek, Lena; Kristoffersen Wiberg, Maria and Vestberg, Susanna LU (2017) In Applied Neuropsychology
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Changes over time in information processing speed and executive functions (EFs) were studied in patients with suspected low-grade gliomas (LGG) 3 years after diagnosis. Using a person-oriented approach, the study aimed at focusing solely on two cognitive domains known to be significant in the understanding of the impact of white matter diseases. The Barkley’s hybrid model of EFs was used as a theoretical framework for the evaluation of EFs. The majority of the patients showed a decline in at least one of these two cognitive domains indicating that the progress of diffuse brain injury cannot be neglected in understanding neuropsychological changes over time in patients with LGG. In our sample, higher age and radiological signs of... (More)

Changes over time in information processing speed and executive functions (EFs) were studied in patients with suspected low-grade gliomas (LGG) 3 years after diagnosis. Using a person-oriented approach, the study aimed at focusing solely on two cognitive domains known to be significant in the understanding of the impact of white matter diseases. The Barkley’s hybrid model of EFs was used as a theoretical framework for the evaluation of EFs. The majority of the patients showed a decline in at least one of these two cognitive domains indicating that the progress of diffuse brain injury cannot be neglected in understanding neuropsychological changes over time in patients with LGG. In our sample, higher age and radiological signs of radiotherapy-induced brain atrophy were seen in patients with a decline in both domains.

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Cancer, cognition, executive functions, low-grade glioma, neuropsychological tests
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Applied Neuropsychology
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9 pages
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2327-9095
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10.1080/23279095.2017.1316506
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  author       = {Ek, Lena and Kristoffersen Wiberg, Maria and Vestberg, Susanna},
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  title        = {Decline in executive functions and speed in suspected low-grade gliomas : A 3-year follow-up of a clinical cohort},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23279095.2017.1316506},
  year         = {2017},
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