Jeanne P Ryan

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OBJECTIVE To determine similarities and differences in the performance of female and male athletes on neuropsychological measures of frontal lobe functioning. DESIGN A cross-sectional study of male and female college-aged athletes involved in one of the following sports: hockey, basketball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, and track. SETTING(More)
Practice effects in serial neuropsychological assessment have led to the use of alternate forms to measure change in cognitive functioning. The construct validity of three variants of the Trail Making Test was explored over a 3-week period in a sample of 158 undergraduate students. Using confirmatory factor analysis, a two-factor (sequencing-shifting) model(More)
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are increasing in incidence but have an incompletely understood etiology. Tools for uncovering clues to the cause of ASDs and means for diagnoses are valuable to the field. Mass Spectrometry (MS) has been a useful method for evaluating differences between individuals with ASDs versus matched controls. Different biological(More)
Asperger's syndrome (AS) is a form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affecting many individuals today. Although neurobiological correlates for AS have been identified, like many ASDs, AS is not completely understood. AS as a distinct disorder is also not universally accepted and in the DSM-5 AS is not considered a separate nosological entity. In contrast to(More)
Practice effects often obscure detection of meaningful intraindividual cognitive change in serial assessment. The Trail Making Test and four of its variants (i.e., Trail Making Test of the Delis-Kaplan Executive Functioning System, Comprehensive Trail Making Test, Connections Task, and Planned Connections) were administered to college-aged participants over(More)
Mass spectrometry (MS) has been increasingly used to study central nervous system disorders, including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The first studies of ASD using MS focused on the identification of external toxins, but current research is more directed at understanding endogenous protein changes that occur in ASD (ASD proteomics). This chapter focuses(More)
In the last decades, prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been on the rise. However, clear aetiology is still elusive and improvements in early diagnosis are needed. To uncover possible biomarkers present in ASD, we used two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and nanoliquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (nanoLC-MS/MS), to(More)
Perseveration, spatial orientation, and attention/concentration were assessed in 15 patients with a probable diagnosis of senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Subjects were divided into two groups, wanderers and nonwanderers, based on caregiver ratings using a modified version of the Caregiver Checklist. Graphic productions of wanderers on the Bender(More)
Alternate forms of neuropsychological instruments are often made parallel by developing tests with similar numbers of items, formats, and psychometric properties. The present study offers an alternative approach by examining three different trail-making tests that could potentially be used as alternate forms. Over a 3-week period, the Trail Making Test of(More)
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