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Comparing neuropsychological function before and during haemodialysis: a habituating selective deficit for prose recall

Oaksford, K. and Oaksford, Mike and Ashraf, M. and Fitzgibbon, G. (2008) Comparing neuropsychological function before and during haemodialysis: a habituating selective deficit for prose recall. British Journal of Health Psychology 13 (2), pp. 273-289. ISSN 1359-107X.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/135910707X183203

Abstract

This study was based on the clinical observation that patients receiving haemodialysis(HD) showed poor retention for complex verbal information. To investigate this hypothesis, 45 patients with endstage renal disease were administered a neuropsychological (NP) test battery, including a test of prose recall on two occasions, 7 days apart (pre-dialysis and whilst dialysing). A range of demographic, biochemical and mood variables were also assessed. Results revealed a selective deficit for prose recall whilst dialysing compared to pre-dialysis performance, which habituated in the long-term. Possible physiological and psychological bases of these effects in HD patients are discussed.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2010 11:34
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:19
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2532

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