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Crawford RD, Jonassaint CR
Adults with sickle cell disease may perform cognitive tests as well as controls when processing speed is taken into account: a preliminary case-control study.
The authors aimed to: (1) evaluate cognitive function among adults with sickle cell disease using a computer-administered neuropsychological test; and (2) replicate previously identified differences in processing speed between patients with sickle cell disease and controls.They replicated previous findings showing a greater than 10-point deficit in processing speed among patients with sickle cell disease. However, when differences in processing speed are taken into account, patients perform equally well or better than controls on cognitive tasks.
Citation: Crawford RD, Jonassaint CR . Adults with sickle cell disease may perform cognitive tests as well as controls when processing speed is taken into account: a preliminary case-control study. J Adv Nurs 2016 Jun;72(6):1409-16. doi: 10.1111/jan.12755.
Keywords: Neurological Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease