Psychometric assessment using classic neuropsychological and virtual reality based test: A study in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and schizophrenic patients

Filippo La Paglia, Caterina La Cascia, Pietro Cipresso, Rosalinda Rizzo, Antonio Francomano, Giuseppe Riva, Daniele La Barbera

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Abstract

Assessment of neurocognitive functioning is a critical task in clinical settings. In many disorders, cognitive impairment precedes the onset of behavioral symptoms, and cognitive decline is a major factor contributing to functional disability. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the executive functions by comparing the evaluations obtained using a neuropsychological battery with the one obtained using the virtual reality version of the Multiple Errands Test (V-MET). The study population included three groups: 10 patients affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); 10 Schizophrenic patients; 10 healthy Controls. The results identified executive problems in clinical samples. By contrast, controls have higher level of efficiency and better performance. The correlation across the two assessment support the validity of V-Met, as a neurocognitive assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 4th International Symposium, MindCare 2014, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages23-32
Number of pages10
Volume100
ISBN (Print)9783319115634
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event4th International Symposium on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2014 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: May 8 2014May 9 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume100
ISSN (Print)18678211

Other

Other4th International Symposium on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2014
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period5/8/145/9/14

Keywords

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Virtual reality Neuropsychological assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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