Bryan, Andre; Ward, A.; DeCeulaer, Karel
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Neuropsychological Impact of Systematic Lupus Erythematosus in Jamaica [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 6
Objective: To discern whether or not cognitive impairment exists in the Jamaican systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE) population. Method: Attention, memory, and executive function were assessed in 31 SLE patients and 31 controls using a neuropsychological battery consisting of The University of the West Indies (UI) Stroop test, Digit Span, and the UWI Cognitive Assessment System (UWICAS, a computerized battery). Self-reprted data was collected on SLE patients' physical and neurological state. T-tests and Spearman's rho were conducted using SPSS version 11.5. Conclusion: These results are consistent with other studies, which indicate that cognitive impairment exists in persons with SLE.....