Mohamed Boucekine

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BACKGROUND Impaired executive functions are among the most widely observed in patients suffering from schizophrenia. The use of self-reported outcomes for evaluating treatment and managing care of these patients has been questioned. The aim of this study was to provide new evidence about the suitability of self-reported outcome for use in this specific(More)
The aim of this study is to assess the relationships of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and inflammation with neurocognition in schizophrenia. In this cross-sectional study, we included patients with diagnosis of schizophrenia according to the DSM-IV-TR criteria. We collected socio-demographic information, clinical characteristics, anthropometric measurements,(More)
While the physical disability aspect of multiple sclerosis (MS) is of great importance, quality of life (QoL) measurements are being considered increasingly important with regard to evaluating disease progression, treatment, and the management of care provided to MS patients. Despite the acknowledged need to consider QoL issues, QoL assessment remains(More)
BACKGROUND Memory disturbances, in particular episodic verbal memory dysfunction, are the most frequent cognitive impairment observed in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The use of self-reported outcomes for evaluating treatment and managing care of these subjects has been questioned. The aim of this study was to provide new evidence about the suitability(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the complex relationships among neurocognition, insight and nonadherence in patients with schizophrenia. METHODS DESIGN Cross-sectional study. INCLUSION CRITERIA Diagnosis of schizophrenia according to the DSM-IV-TR criteria. DATA COLLECTION Neurocognition was assessed using a global approach that(More)
BACKGROUND The extent to which MS patients with cognitive dysfunction can accurately self-report outcomes has been a crucial issue. The aim of this study was to quantify and compare the relevance of the quality of life (QoL) assessment between two populations with a high occurrence of cognitive dysfunction, specifically in individuals with multiple(More)
BACKGROUND Attention disturbances are frequently observed in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The aim of this study was to provide new evidence regarding the suitability of using self-reported QoL information in this impaired population by exploring the construct validity, reliability, and external validity of a MS-specific quality of life (QoL)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to adapt the Schizophrenia - Quality of Life short-version questionnaire (SQoL18) for use in three middle-income countries in Latin America and to evaluate the factor structure, reliability, and external validity of this questionnaire. METHODS The SQoL18 was translated into Spanish using a well-validated(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to characterize interictal 18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography ((18) FDG-PET) whole-brain voxel-based metabolic patterns among distinct subtypes of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), as defined by stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) and to determine predictive value of PET result on postoperative outcome.(More)
BACKGROUND Responsiveness, defined as the ability to detect a meaningful change, is a core psychometric property of an instrument measuring quality of life (QoL) rarely reported in multiple sclerosis (MS) studies. OBJECTIVE To assess the responsiveness of the Multiple Sclerosis International Quality of Life (MusiQoL) questionnaire to change in disability(More)