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[Screening tools for cognitive deterioration in HIV infections]


Actas Luso Esp Neurol Psiquiatr Cienc Afines. 1997 Jan-Feb;25(1):45-9.

The development of cognitive impairment is a frequent complication over the course of HIV infection that can be present in over 20% of the patients in advanced stages of the illness. There is a clear need for screening instruments that allows the clinician to identify easily this condition. This paper reviews the three-paper and pencil and the three computer-based screening tests that have been developed for this purpose. The main features and the possibility of cross-cultural adaptation are discussed.

*Cognition Disorders/DIAGNOSIS *Cognition Disorders/ETIOLOGY *HIV Seropositivity/COMPLICATIONS


Information in this article was accurate in July 30, 1997. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.