Cognitive function in Parkinson's disease: The influence of gender

Pasotti Chiara, Zangaglia Roberta, Sinforiani Elena, Minafra Brigida, Bertaina Ilaria, Pacchetti Claudio

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Background: Data on the influence of gender on cognitive disorders in Parkinson's disease (PD) are still scarce and controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate gender differences in cognition in a sample of PD patients. Materials and methods: 306 PD outpatients (144 women and 162 men) underwent an extensive neuropsychological examination. Results: The women gave better verbal long-term memory scores (p <0.045), while the men showed superior visuopatial abilities (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalBasal Ganglia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013


  • Cognitive function
  • Gender
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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