Reference : Multitasking capacities in persons diagnosed with schizophrenia: A preliminary examin...
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/164931
Multitasking capacities in persons diagnosed with schizophrenia: A preliminary examination of their neurocognitive underpinnings and ability to predict real world functioning
English
Laloyaux, Julien mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychologie clinique cognitive et comportementale >]
Van der Linden, Martial mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
Levaux, Marie-Noëlle mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
Mourad, Haitham []
Pirri, Anthony []
Bertrand, Hervé []
Domken, Marc-André []
Adam, Stéphane mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département Psychologies Cliniques et Systèmes Humains > Psychologie de la sénescence >]
Laroi, Frank mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychologie clinique cognitive et comportementale >]
2014
Psychiatry Research
Elsevier North Holland Biomedical Press
217
163-170
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0165-1781
1872-7123
Limerick
Ireland
[en] Ecological validity ; Neurocognition ; Daily life ; Daily living activity ; Executive function
[en] Difficulties in everyday life activities are core features of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia and in particular during multitasking activities. However, at present, patients' multitasking capacities have not been adequately examined in the literature due to an absence of suitable assessment strategies. We thus recently developed a computerized real-life activity task designed to take into account the complex and multitasking nature of certain everyday life activities where participants are required to prepare a room for a meeting. Twenty-one individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and 20 matched healthy controls completed the computerized task. Patients were also evaluated with a cognitive battery, measures of symptomatology and real world functioning. To examine the ecological validity, 14 other patients were recruited and were given the computerized version and a real version of the meeting preparation task. Results showed that performance on the computerized task was significantly correlated with executive functioning, pointing to the major implication of these cognitive processes in multitasking situations. Performance on the computerized task also significantly predicted up to 50% of real world functioning. Moreover, the computerized task demonstrated good ecological validity. These findings suggest the importance of evaluating multitasking capacities in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia in order to predict real world functioning.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/164931
10.1016/j.psychres.2014.03.026
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165178114002327

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