Journal article

Meta-Analysis of Social Cognition in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Emre Bora, Gorsev G Yener

JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Social cognitive abilities are impaired in Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Recent studies suggested that social cognitive abilities might be also impaired in mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Current meta-analysis aimed to summarize available evidence for deficits in theory of mind (ToM) and emotion recognition in MCI. In this meta-analysis of 17 studies, facial emotion recognition and ToM performances of 513 individuals with MCI and 693 healthy controls were compared. Mild cognitive impairment was associated with significant impairments falling in the medium effect sizes range in ToM ( d = 0.63) and facial emotion recognition ( d = 0.58). Among individual emotions, recognition of fear..

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