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

Fernando Cáceres*, Sandra Vanotti, Stephen Rao, RECONEM Workgroup

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1094-1098
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brief Repeatable Battery
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Epidemiology
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropsychology

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