Sleep dysfunctions influence decision making in undemented Parkinson's disease patients: A study in a virtual supermarket

Giovanni Albani, Simona Raspelli, Laura Carelli, Lorenzo Priano, Riccardo Pignatti, Francesca Morganti, Andrea Gaggioli, Patrice L. Weiss, Rachel Kizony, Noomi Katz, Alessandro Mauro, Giuseppe Riva

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Abstract

In the early-middle stages of Parkinson's disease (PD), polysomnographic studies show early alterations of the structure of the sleep, which may explain frequent symptoms reported by patients, such as daytime drowsiness, loss of attention and concentration, feeling of tiredness. The aim of this study was to verify if there is a correlation between the sleep dysfunction and decision making ability. We used a Virtual Reality version of the Multiple Errand Test (VMET), developed using the NeuroVR free software (http://www.neurovr2.org), to evaluate decision-making ability in 12 PD notdemented patients and 14 controls. Five of our not-demented 12 PD patients showed abnormalities in the polysomnographic recordings associated to significant differences in the VMET performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages8-10
Number of pages3
Volume163
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18: NextMed, MMVR18 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 9 2011Feb 12 2011

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18: NextMed, MMVR18
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period2/9/112/12/11

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • NeuroVR
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Virtual Reality
  • VMET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Medicine(all)

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