Danilo Pereira

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the reliability and validity of a Brazilian-Portuguese adaptation of the Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis (BICAMS). METHOD A Brazilian sample of 58 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and 58 healthy controls (HC) were administered the Brazilian-Portuguese BICAMS test battery, comprising the Symbol Digit(More)
The Philadelphia Brief Assessment of Cognition (PBAC) is a neuropsychological screening instrument that assesses five cognitive domains: working memory, visuospatial functioning, language, episodic memory and comportment. The aim is to verify if PBAC can properly be used in the Brazilian sample. Participated in this study: (a) 200 healthy volunteers - 100(More)
Objective: Brazilian versions of instruments to evaluate non-verbal memory are scarce. The Visual Reproduction (VR) subscales I and II of the Wechsler Memory Scale are considered the gold standard among memory assessment measures. The aim of the present study was to develop a cross-cultural adaptation of the Visual Reproduction subtest of the Wechsler(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cognitive performance of institutionalized elderly in the city of Natal, state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. METHODS A descriptive, longitudinal study of 85 aged individuals via an interview conducted following the application of a classification form and the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), with different cutoff points(More)
Background: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive neuromodulatory technique that has shown encouraging results regarding performance improvement of normal subjects in tests of executive functions. Moreover, when applied repeatedly in daily sessions, tDCS has shown therapeutic potential in various neuropsychiatric disorders.(More)
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