Artículos de revistas
Correlation between insight dimensions and cognitive functions in patients with deficit and nondeficit schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Research. Elsevier Science Bv, v. 147, n. 1, n. 91, n. 94, 2013.
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)Previous studies have shown correlations between poor insight and neurocognitive impairment in schizophrenia. Deficit schizophrenia has been associated with worse cognitive functioning and poorer insight. This study aimed at investigating the relationship between insight dimensions (measured by Schedule for the Assessment of Insight-Expanded Version and its factors) and specific neurocognitive functions (assessed through a battery of neuropsychological tests) considering separately patients with deficit (n = 29) and nondeficit schizophrenia (n = 44), categorized according to the Schedule for the Deficit Syndrome. We found that working memory correlated positively and significantly with awareness of mental illness in both groups. In nondeficit group, awareness of mental illness correlated additionally with verbal fluency and attention. If confirmed by further studies, these results may have important consequences, such as the need of tailoring differently cognitive rehabilitation for each group. (C) 2013 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.14719194Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)FAPESP [08/09488-8]