Validation of reaction time as a measure of cognitive function and quality of life in healthy subjects and patients.

@article{Jakobsen2011ValidationOR,
  title={Validation of reaction time as a measure of cognitive function and quality of life in healthy subjects and patients.},
  author={Lene H. Jakobsen and Janice M Sorensen and Ingeborg K Rask and Birgitte S Jensen and Jens Kondrup},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={561-70}
}
OBJECTIVE Malnutrition is a common problem in hospitalized patients and is related to decreased cognitive function and impaired quality of life (QoL). We investigated the validity of reaction time as a simple bedside tool for measuring cognitive function in healthy subjects and patients, and additionally the relationships with QoL and malnutrition in patients. METHODS Healthy subjects (N = 130) were assessed for simple and complex reaction time and cognitive function (Addenbrooke cognitive… CONTINUE READING

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