Journal article

A Brief Measure for Assessing Patient Perceptions of Cognitive Side Effects After Electroconvulsive Therapy The Subjective Assessment of Memory Impairment

Divya Rani Kumar, Hank Ke Han, John Tiller, Colleen K Loo, Donel M Martin

JOURNAL OF ECT | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Directly inquiring about patient experiences of memory problems after ECT may alert clinicians to the existence of treatment side effects and provide an impression of their intrusiveness. In this study, we examined use of a novel and brief patient-reported measure to assess perceptions of memory side effects and their functional consequences before and after an acute ECT treatment course. These outcomes were compared with objective cognitive and subjective quality of life measures. METHODS: Data for 75 patients who were prescribed an acute course of ECT were analyzed. Subjective and objective measures were assessed before ECT (pretreatment) and at posttreatment. Patient perceptio..

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