2016, Number S1
Revista del Hospital Psiquiátrico de La Habana 2016; 13 (S1)
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ABSTRACTObjective: To identify possible associations between clinical characteristics of alcoholic patients and executive function.
Methods: An exploratory, correlational study was conducted with a cross design divisions, in the period from January to March 2015 in the psychiatric Galigarcía Enrique Cabrera Hospital, Havana. We worked with a universe of 10 alcoholic patients and Session 11 Scale for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN) and Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB) was administered.
Results: Subjects were characterized by a pattern of moderate and severe alcohol addiction. negative correlation between similarities (ability to abstract thinking) and years of consumption (-0786) and unexpected positive correlation between motor series (sensitivity to interference) and years of consumption (0.656) was found.<
Conclusions: The alcoholic subjects had altered the dimension of executive function: Sequencing. Executive dysfunction indicators found were: deficit in the ability to abstract thinking, motor sequencing series programming and go no go tasks and verbal fluency. correlations between indicators of executive dysfunction and clinical characteristics were found.