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Gender differences measured by the MATRICS consensus cognitive battery in chronic schizophrenia patients

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Abstract


  • Using Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS), previous study

    showed significant gender differences for cognitive deficits in immediate and delayed memory in

    schizophrenia patients. However, RBANS does not include reasoning and problem solving, and social

    cognition. These cognitive functions can significantly affect the outcomes and daily life in patients. This

    study examined the gender differences of cognition using the measurement and treatment research to

    improve cognition in schizophrenia (MATRICS) consensus cognitive battery (MCCB), especially focusing

    on reasoning and problem solving, and social cognition in schizophrenia patients. The results showed

    that healthy controls exemplified better cognition than patients in both genders in all examined

    MCCB scores. Male healthy controls had better reasoning and problem solving and working memory

    than females, but these gender differences were not presented in schizophrenia patients. Also, male

    schizophrenia patients showed worse cognition than females on social cognition, processing speed,

    verbal learning and visual learning. Our results support that male schizophrenia patients had more

    cognitive impairment than females on reasoning and problem solving, social cognition, processing

    speed, working memory, verbal learning and visual learning.

Authors


  •   Zhang, Bao Hua J. (external author)
  •   Han, Mei
  •   Tan, Shuping (external author)
  •   Yang, Fu-De (external author)
  •   Tan, YunLong (external author)
  •   Jiang, Shurong (external author)
  •   Zhang, Xiangyang (external author)
  •   Huang, Xu-Feng

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Zhang, B., Han, M., Tan, S., Yang, F., Tan, Y., Jiang, S., Zhang, X. & Huang, X. (2017). Gender differences measured by the MATRICS consensus cognitive battery in chronic schizophrenia patients. Scientific Reports, 7 11821-1-11821-8.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85029851990

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6051&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/5001

Start Page


  • 11821-1

End Page


  • 11821-8

Volume


  • 7

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Using Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS), previous study

    showed significant gender differences for cognitive deficits in immediate and delayed memory in

    schizophrenia patients. However, RBANS does not include reasoning and problem solving, and social

    cognition. These cognitive functions can significantly affect the outcomes and daily life in patients. This

    study examined the gender differences of cognition using the measurement and treatment research to

    improve cognition in schizophrenia (MATRICS) consensus cognitive battery (MCCB), especially focusing

    on reasoning and problem solving, and social cognition in schizophrenia patients. The results showed

    that healthy controls exemplified better cognition than patients in both genders in all examined

    MCCB scores. Male healthy controls had better reasoning and problem solving and working memory

    than females, but these gender differences were not presented in schizophrenia patients. Also, male

    schizophrenia patients showed worse cognition than females on social cognition, processing speed,

    verbal learning and visual learning. Our results support that male schizophrenia patients had more

    cognitive impairment than females on reasoning and problem solving, social cognition, processing

    speed, working memory, verbal learning and visual learning.

Authors


  •   Zhang, Bao Hua J. (external author)
  •   Han, Mei
  •   Tan, Shuping (external author)
  •   Yang, Fu-De (external author)
  •   Tan, YunLong (external author)
  •   Jiang, Shurong (external author)
  •   Zhang, Xiangyang (external author)
  •   Huang, Xu-Feng

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Zhang, B., Han, M., Tan, S., Yang, F., Tan, Y., Jiang, S., Zhang, X. & Huang, X. (2017). Gender differences measured by the MATRICS consensus cognitive battery in chronic schizophrenia patients. Scientific Reports, 7 11821-1-11821-8.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85029851990

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6051&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/5001

Start Page


  • 11821-1

End Page


  • 11821-8

Volume


  • 7

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom