Prospective memory predicts the level of community living skills in schizophrenia

R. Au, D. Man, Y. Xiang, D.H.K. Shum, E. Lee, Gabor Ungvári, W. Tang

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    Abstract

    Schizophrenia patients are known to have prospective memory (PM) deficits. There is no robust evidence showing that PM deficits have a major impact on community living skills in schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to examine the association between PM and community living skills in schizophrenia. Forty-four individuals with schizophrenia formed the study sample. Participants[U+05F3] psychopathology, prospective and retrospective memory, level of intelligence, and community living skills were measured with standardized instruments. In bivariate analyses, community living skills overall but not self-care correlated with PM total and subscales scores. In multivariate analyses, event-based PM was more predictive than time-based PM of the level of community living skills. In conclusion, PM has a significant impact on community living skills in schizophrenia and attention should be paid to this type of memory disturbance in rehabilitation of schizophrenia. © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)86-91
    JournalPsychiatry Research
    Volume219
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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