The impact of oculomotor functioning on neuropsychological performance in Huntington disease

Janessa O. Carvalho, Jeffrey D. Long, Holly J. Westervelt, Megan M. Smith, Jared M. Bruce, Ji-In Kim, James A. Mills, Jane S. Paulsen (Corresponding Author), PREDICT-HD Investigators And Coordinators Of The Huntington Study Group

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Abstract

Huntington disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative condition with prominent motor (including oculomotor), cognitive, and psychiatric effects. While neuropsychological deficits are present in HD, motor impairments may impact performance on neuropsychological measures, especially those requiring a speeded response, as has been demonstrated in multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia. The current study is the first to explore associations between oculomotor functions and neuropsychological performance in HD. Participants with impaired oculomotor functioning performed worse than those with normal oculomotor functioning on cognitive tasks requiring oculomotor involvement, particularly on psychomotor speed tasks, controlling for covariates. Consideration of oculomotor dysfunction on neuropsychological performance is critical, particularly for populations with motor deficits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-226
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Volume38
Issue number2
Early online date8 Jan 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Huntington disease
  • PREDICT-HD
  • oculomotor functioning
  • neuropsychology
  • processing speed

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Carvalho, J. O., Long, J. D., Westervelt, H. J., Smith, M. M., Bruce, J. M., Kim, J-I., ... PREDICT-HD Investigators And Coordinators Of The Huntington Study Group (2016). The impact of oculomotor functioning on neuropsychological performance in Huntington disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 38(2), 217-226. https://doi.org/10.1080/13803395.2015.1101054

The impact of oculomotor functioning on neuropsychological performance in Huntington disease. / Carvalho, Janessa O.; Long, Jeffrey D.; Westervelt, Holly J.; Smith, Megan M.; Bruce, Jared M.; Kim, Ji-In; Mills, James A.; Paulsen, Jane S. (Corresponding Author); PREDICT-HD Investigators And Coordinators Of The Huntington Study Group.

In: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2016, p. 217-226.

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Carvalho, JO, Long, JD, Westervelt, HJ, Smith, MM, Bruce, JM, Kim, J-I, Mills, JA, Paulsen, JS & PREDICT-HD Investigators And Coordinators Of The Huntington Study Group 2016, 'The impact of oculomotor functioning on neuropsychological performance in Huntington disease', Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 217-226. https://doi.org/10.1080/13803395.2015.1101054
Carvalho, Janessa O. ; Long, Jeffrey D. ; Westervelt, Holly J. ; Smith, Megan M. ; Bruce, Jared M. ; Kim, Ji-In ; Mills, James A. ; Paulsen, Jane S. ; PREDICT-HD Investigators And Coordinators Of The Huntington Study Group. / The impact of oculomotor functioning on neuropsychological performance in Huntington disease. In: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 2016 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 217-226.
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