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Ann Thorac Surg. 1995 May;59(5):1345-50.

Methodological issues in the assessment of neuropsychologic function after cardiac surgery.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.

Abstract

This report reviews critical issues facing investigators interested in neuropsychologic sequelae after cardiac operations: (1) experimental design; (2) selective attrition; (3) selection of instruments; (4) moderating factors; (5) definitions of cognitive decline; (6) statistical analysis; and (7) clinical significance. Implications for further research in the area are discussed.

PMID:
7733766
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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