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Title: Síntomas cognitivos en la COVID-19 persistente: un análisis neuropsicológico
Author: Pérez Sánchez, María del Carmen
Tutor: González Nosti, María
Cruz Gómez, Álvaro Javier
Keywords: COVID-19
cognitive impairment
long-term COVID
neuropsychological assessment
Issue Date: 24-Feb-2022
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Abstract: The new evidence has shown how the new coronavirus, that causes COVID-19 disease, can affect the central nervous system and cause cognitive impairments with different severity and characteristics in people who suffer from it. More specifically, in recent months the concept of Long-COVID has been introduced, referring to those persons who overcome the acute infection of the disease, but still show unspecific and mixed symptoms that persist for months after recovery. The aim of this work was to study the cognitive symptoms of people with Long-COVID, by using several neuropsychological tests. The participants were 33 Spanish adults, aged 35 to 63 years, who had suffered from COVID-19 and showed symptoms that persisted at the time of the assessment. The scores obtained in the evaluation were compared with those of the NEURONORMA project and, if applicable, with the specific test scales. The main impairments were found at language, speed processing and executive functions, especially in the inhibition and reasoning ability. In addition, an inverse correlation between disease severity and the scores on the verbal learning test was found. Significant differences showed in some tests when patients with previous pathologies such as hypothyroidism or HTA were compared. Besides the cognitive deficits associated with the acute phase of COVID-19, these results highlight the high prevalence of persistent cognitive symptoms in patients who have recovered from the clinical phase of infection.
Language: Spanish
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