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Ghadiri F, Jazayeri A, A'shayeri H, Ghazi-Tabatabaei M. The Role of Cognitive Rehabilitation in Reduction of Executive Function Deficits and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Schizo-Obsessive Patients. jrehab. 2007; 7 (4) :11-24
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-19-en.html
1- Assistant Professor Family Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. , E-mail: f_ghadiri@sbu.ac.ir
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Objective: Some studies have found that schizo – obsessive patients have more deficits in cognitive functions. "Pathophysiological double jeopardy" theory suppose that in schizo – obsessive patients, cognitive impairments of obsessive – compulsive (OC) disorder are added to cognitive deficits of schizophrenia. The aim of the present study was determining that is there inter – relationship between OC symptoms and executive functions (EF)? If so improvement of EF may result to improvement of OC symptoms.

Materials & Methods: Thus in a exploratory study and by a multi case design with multiple baseline, 4 inpatient with schizo – obsessive diagnosis were treated by cognitive rehabilitation to improve EF. Their clinical and cognitive changes were measured weekly.

Results: The results demonstrated that cognitive rehabilitation reduced OC symptoms in at least two patient and improved their performance on EF tests. Furthermore a significant association was observed between the rate of improvement in EF and reduction OC symptoms.

Conclusion: The results provide evidence for supporting of inter – relationship of OC symptoms and EF.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 30/07/2007 | Accepted: 11/10/2015 | Published: 11/10/2015

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