Title: The Clinical Practice of Assessing Cognitive Function in Adults Receiving Electroconvulsive Therapy: Whom Are We Missing?
Authors: Obbels, Jasmien ×
Vanbrabant, Koen
Bouckaert, Filip
Verwijk, Esmée
Sienaert, Pascal #
Issue Date: Jun-2016
Publisher: Lippincott-Raven Publishers
Series Title: Journal of ECT vol:32 issue:2
Abstract: Cognition can be affected by electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Good clinical practice includes neuropsychological assessment, although this is seldom a part of routine clinical practice. It looks like a substantial part of patients fail to complete cognitive assessments. This constitutes a problem in the generalizability of published clinical research on cognitive side effects. Most studies of ECT-related cognitive adverse effects do not discuss this important issue of so-called cognitive test nonparticipants. Recent findings suggest that cognitive test nonparticipants are more severely ill, and probably more vulnerable to cognitive side effects.
ISSN: 1095-0680
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology
Research Group Psychiatry
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