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Avaliação Psicológica

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KOLLING, Nádia de Moura et al. Neuropsychological assessment in alcohol-and-cocaine-dependent subjects. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2007, vol.6, n.2, pp. 127-137. ISSN 1677-0471.

The aim of this study was to assess cognitive functioning in a sample of 12 alcohol-dependent and 12 cocaine-dependent inpatients in a treatment facility center for substance dependence. The following instruments were used for the neuropsychological assessment: WAIS-III subtests (Digit Span, Arithmetic, Sequence of Letters and Numbers); COWAT; Trail Making Test; Stroop Task; and Frontal Assessment Battery. Overall, alcohol-dependent subjects exhibit a poorer performance than cocaine-dependent subjects on the neuropsychological measures. Significant differences between-groups were found for the Stroop Task and Trail Making Test (Part B), suggesting deficits in attention, executive functions, and inhibitory control among alcohol-dependent subjects. When compared with normative data, participants (alcohol- and cocaine-dependent) had below-average scores on the neuropsychological measures.

Keywords : Neuropsychological assessment; Alcoholism; Cocaine.

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