Role of motor performance in cognitive processes of parkinsonian patients.

  title={Role of motor performance in cognitive processes of parkinsonian patients.},
  author={Floriano Girotti and Paola Soliveri and Francesco Carella and Giuliano Carlo Geminiani and Giorgia Aiello and Tommaso Caraceni},
  volume={38 4},
Sixty-seven parkinsonian patients and 44 control subjects were tested for cognitive function and motor performance, using reaction times and movement times. Parkinsonian subjects did significantly worse in tests that required visuoperceptual and perceptual motor abilities, such as Object Assembly, Block Design, and Zazzo's test. Analysis of covariance of test scores showed that Block Design and Object Assembly scores were not significantly different between patients and controls when adjusted… CONTINUE READING

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