Analogical reasoning and postoperative outcome. Predictions for patients scheduled for open heart surgery.

@article{Willner1976AnalogicalRA,
  title={Analogical reasoning and postoperative outcome. Predictions for patients scheduled for open heart surgery.},
  author={Alan E. Willner and C J Rabiner and B G Wisoff and M L Hartstein and Frederick A. Struve and Donald F. Klein},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1976},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={255-9}
}
We investigated whether postoperative outcome of open heart surgery is related to preoperative cognitive dysfunction. Patients ill enough to require open heart surgery frequently have gravely compromised circulation and, hence, possible brain damage. The Conceptual Level Analogy Test (CLAT), a new, rigorously constructed analogy test, was used to measure cognitive dysfunction. The results indicated that the CLAT, aministered preoperatively to open heart surgery patients, differentiated between… CONTINUE READING