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作者 Sparacino, Patricia S. A
書名 Relationships between elements of verbal memory in older people with heart failure
國際標準書號 9780542829048
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說明 145 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-08, Section: B, page: 4351
Adviser: Glenna Dowling
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, San Francisco, 2006
This study had two purposes: to examine the relationships among immediate memory, delayed recall, and recognition scores of older people with heart failure, using the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test and the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test, and to determine if the relationships among verbal memory scores depended on the specific test used
This study was a secondary analysis of data obtained from the heart failure and cardiology clinics of a Northern California, university medical center and from the heart clinic and adult general medicine clinics of an urban, teaching hospital in Indiana. A total of 99 participants were analyzed. Data elements that were obtained from each study site and analyzed included (a) demographic information; (b) New York Heart Association classification; (c) verbal memory scores (e.g., immediate memory, delayed recall, and recognition); and (d) scores of general intelligence
There were no statistically significant, within-participant differences among the immediate memory, delayed recall, and recognition T-scores at either site or when both sites were combined. When contrasts were computed, the only significant difference was that the participants' delayed recall T-scores were better than their immediate memory T-scores. At both sites there was a statistically significant, strong correlation between immediate memory and delayed recall, and moderately strong and statistically significant correlations between immediate memory and recognition, and between delayed recall and recognition. The very similar correlations at both sites suggest consistency of association between verbal memory elements, regardless of the test used. There were no statistically significant interactions between each of the three verbal memory T-scores and site. In this sample, therefore, it made no difference which verbal memory test was used. Age, gender, and ethnicity had little effect on any of the predictive relationships between verbal memory elements
A more systematic evaluation is needed of the possible relationships between heart failure and associated cognitive function in general, and verbal memory impairment in particular, and between heart failure and cognitive function associated with aging
School code: 0034
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 67-08B
主題 Health Sciences, Nursing
Health Sciences, Public Health
Alt Author University of California, San Francisco
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