Virtual multiple errands test (VMET): a virtual reality-based tool to detect early executive functions deficit in Parkinson's disease

Pietro Cipresso, Giuseppe Riva, Silvia Serino, Federica Pallavicini, Giovanni Albani, Elisa Pedroli, Alessandro Mauro

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Abstract

Several recent studies have pointed out that early impairment of executive functions (EFs) in Parkinson's Disease (PD) may be a crucial marker to detect patients at risk for developing dementia. The main objective of this study was to compare the performances of PD patients with mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI) with PD patients with normal cognition (PD-NC) and a control group (CG) using a traditional assessment of EFs and the Virtual Multiple Errands Test (VMET), a virtual reality (VR)-based tool. In order to understand which subcomponents of EFs are early impaired, this experimental study aimed to investigate specifically which instrument best discriminates among these three groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-405
Number of pages1
JournalFrontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • VMET
  • executive function
  • mild cognitive impairment
  • psychometric assessment
  • virtual reality

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