Several recent studies have pointed out that early impairment of executive functions (EFs) in Parkinson's Disease (PD) may be a crucial marker to detect patients at risk for developing dementia. The main objective of this study was to compare the performances of PD patients with mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI) with PD patients with normal cognition (PD-NC) and a control group (CG) using a traditional assessment of EFs and the Virtual Multiple Errands Test (VMET), a virtual reality (VR)-based tool. In order to understand which subcomponents of EFs are early impaired, this experimental study aimed to investigate specifically which instrument best discriminates among these three groups.

Cipresso, P., Albani, G., Serino, S., Pedroli, E., Pallavicini, F., Mauro, A., Riva, G., Virtual multiple errands test (VMET): a virtual reality-based tool to detect early executive functions deficit in Parkinson's disease, <<FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE>>, 2014; 8 (N/A): 405-405. [doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00405] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65951]

Virtual multiple errands test (VMET): a virtual reality-based tool to detect early executive functions deficit in Parkinson's disease

Cipresso, Pietro;Serino, Silvia;Pallavicini, Federica;Riva, Giuseppe
2014

Abstract

Several recent studies have pointed out that early impairment of executive functions (EFs) in Parkinson's Disease (PD) may be a crucial marker to detect patients at risk for developing dementia. The main objective of this study was to compare the performances of PD patients with mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI) with PD patients with normal cognition (PD-NC) and a control group (CG) using a traditional assessment of EFs and the Virtual Multiple Errands Test (VMET), a virtual reality (VR)-based tool. In order to understand which subcomponents of EFs are early impaired, this experimental study aimed to investigate specifically which instrument best discriminates among these three groups.
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Cipresso, P., Albani, G., Serino, S., Pedroli, E., Pallavicini, F., Mauro, A., Riva, G., Virtual multiple errands test (VMET): a virtual reality-based tool to detect early executive functions deficit in Parkinson's disease, <<FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE>>, 2014; 8 (N/A): 405-405. [doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00405] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65951]
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