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J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2011 Dec;33(10):1094-8. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2011.603690. Epub 2011 Oct 6.

Epidemiological characteristics of cognitive impairment of multiple sclerosis patients in a Latin American country.

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Neurosciences Institute of Buenos Aires, Guardia Vieja 4435, Buenos Aires, Argentina. fcaceres@fundacionineba.org

Abstract

We assessed cognitive performance and physical disability in 111 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and 222 healthy controls in a multicenter study in Argentina to obtain the prevalence of cognitive impairment (CI) in a population of MS outpatients in Argentina. MS patients presented significantly lower scores in all Brief Repeatable Battery of Neuropsychology (BRB-N) tests than did the control group. The prevalence of CI was 43.2%. This study allowed us to obtain actual figures on the number of MS patients with CI in a Latin American sample. This validation is a very useful tool for clinical practice and for research studies to assess cognition in MS.

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21978317
DOI:
10.1080/13803395.2011.603690
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