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An exploratory study of the behavioural manifestations in a group of patients with binswanger's disease

by Lee, Alice

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(Uncorrected OCR) V- L L L ABSTRACT This was a group comparison psychometric study on the cognitive functions of patients with Binswanger's Disease (ie. subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy). There were two comparison groups of subjects, matched with the Binswanger subjects along the dimensions of age, sex and years of education. One group consisted of patients with cerebral vascular accidents and the other was a non-neuropathological control group. The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Performance Scale, the Wechsler Memory Scale, the full Token Test and the Bender Motor Gestalt Test were given to all subjects in Cantonese. The findings indicated that this group of Binswanger patients had mild to moderate impairments in intellectual, memory, receptive language and constructional functions as a group. But the individual differences ranged from the apparent total absence of impairment to severe impairment . The Binswanger patients also performed at a lower level than CVA patients {as a group) on all dependent measures. But such differences were rarely significant. While the differences between the performance of Binswanger patients and the non-neuropathological patients were significant in the majority of dependent measures.
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School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:binswanger s disease patients

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Date of Publication:01/01/1985

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