Attention, memory, and verbal learning and their relation to schizotypal traits in unaffected parents of schizophrenic patients / Attention, memory, and verbal learning and their relation to schizotypal traits in unaffected parents of schizophrenic patients

Translated title of the contribution: Attention, memory, and verbal learning and their relation to schizotypal traits in unaffected parents of schizophrenic patients

Beatriz Caparrós, Neus Barrantes-Vidal, Ferran Viñas, Jordi Obiols

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Abstract

The main objective of this ex post facto study is to compare the differences in cognitive functions and their relation to schizotypal personality traits between a group of unaffected parents of schizophrenic patients and a control group. A total of 52 unaffected biological parents of schizophrenic patients and 52 unaffected parents of unaffected subjects were assessed in measures of attention (Continuous Performance Test- Identical Pairs Version, CPT-IP), memory and verbal learning (California Verbal Learning Test, CVLT) as well as schizotypal personality traits (Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences, O-LIFE). The parents of the patients with schizophrenia differ from the parents of the control group in omission errors on the Continuous Performance Test- Identical Pairs, on a measure of recall and on two contrast measures of the California Verbal Learning Test. The associations between neuropsychological variables and schizotpyal traits are of a low magnitude. There is no defined pattern of the relationship between cognitive measures and schizotypal traits. © International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology.
Translated title of the contributionAttention, memory, and verbal learning and their relation to schizotypal traits in unaffected parents of schizophrenic patients
Original languageMultiple languages
Pages (from-to)37-52
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Attention deficit
  • Ex post facto study
  • Memory
  • Relatives of schizophrenic patients
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizotypy

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