Neuropsychological deficits and health care use among patients at risk for cerebrovascular accidents: A retrospective analysis of cases referred for evaluation.

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Title:
Neuropsychological deficits and health care use among patients at risk for cerebrovascular accidents: A retrospective analysis of cases referred for evaluation.
Author:
Belan, Andrew Phillip.
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The association of risk for cerebrovascular accidents, severity of disease, and neurocognitive ability was examined in 58 veterans referred for neuropsychological assessment. Given the close association between health care utilization and cerebrovascular disease it was hypothesized that both health care use and stroke risk would account for a significant proportion of variation in scores on a battery of neuropsychological tests. Although age and education emerged as important predictors of neurocognitive ability, neither the use of medical resources or the level of risk added appreciably to the amount of variance explained by age and education alone. The failure to obtain the expected results was explained on the basis of the trend toward decreasing incidence of stroke, modification of risk through effective medical care, the small sample size, possible insensitivity of the neuropsychological measures, fragmentary psychodiagnostic information, and incomplete or inaccurate medical records.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic.; Neurosciences.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kazniak, Alfred

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleNeuropsychological deficits and health care use among patients at risk for cerebrovascular accidents: A retrospective analysis of cases referred for evaluation.en_US
dc.creatorBelan, Andrew Phillip.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBelan, Andrew Phillip.en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe association of risk for cerebrovascular accidents, severity of disease, and neurocognitive ability was examined in 58 veterans referred for neuropsychological assessment. Given the close association between health care utilization and cerebrovascular disease it was hypothesized that both health care use and stroke risk would account for a significant proportion of variation in scores on a battery of neuropsychological tests. Although age and education emerged as important predictors of neurocognitive ability, neither the use of medical resources or the level of risk added appreciably to the amount of variance explained by age and education alone. The failure to obtain the expected results was explained on the basis of the trend toward decreasing incidence of stroke, modification of risk through effective medical care, the small sample size, possible insensitivity of the neuropsychological measures, fragmentary psychodiagnostic information, and incomplete or inaccurate medical records.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academic.en_US
dc.subjectNeurosciences.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKazniak, Alfreden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBootzin, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPool, Ronalden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberComer, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMennemier, Marken_US
dc.identifier.proquest9225168en_US
dc.identifier.oclc712294734en_US
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