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dc.contributor.authorVaportzis, Ria*
dc.contributor.authorGeorgiou-Karistianis, N.*
dc.contributor.authorChurchyard, A.*
dc.contributor.authorStout, J.C.*
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T12:59:25Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T12:59:25Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationVaportzis E, Georgiou-Karistianis N, Churchyard A et al (2015) Dual task performance may be a better measure of cognitive processing in Huntington's disease than traditional attention tests. Journal of Huntington's Disease. 4(2): 119-130.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/16811
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: Past research has found cancellation tasks to be reliable markers of cognitive decline in Huntington’s disease (HD). Objective: The aim of this study was to extend previous findings by adopting the use of a dual task paradigm that paired cancellation and auditory tasks. Methods: We compared performance in 14 early stage HD participants and 14 healthy controls. HD participants were further divided into groups with and without cognitive impairment. Results: Results suggested that HD participants were not slower or less accurate compared with controls; however, HD participants showed greater dual task interference in terms of speed. In addition, HD participants with cognitive impairment were slower and less accurate than HD participants with no cognitive impairment, and showed greater dual task interference in terms of speed and accuracy. Conclusions: Our findings suggest that dual task measures may be a better measure of cognitive processing in HD compared with more traditional measures.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSupported by the School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.3233/JHD-140131en_US
dc.rights© 2015 IOS Press. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The final publication is available at IOS Press through https://doi.org/10.3233/JHD-140131en_US
dc.subjectAttention allocationen_US
dc.subjectDivided attentionen_US
dc.subjectDual tasken_US
dc.subjectHuntington's diseaseen_US
dc.subjectVisual searchen_US
dc.titleDual task performance may be a better measure of cognitive processing in Huntington's disease than traditional attention testsen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-15T12:59:25Z


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