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A preliminary neuropsychological study of Persian Gulf veterans

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 February 2009

Gerald Goldstein
Affiliation:
Highland Drive DVA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
Sue R. Beers
Affiliation:
Highland Drive DVA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
Lisa A. Morrow
Affiliation:
Highland Drive DVA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
Wendy Jo Shemansky
Affiliation:
Highland Drive DVA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
Stuart R. Steinhauer
Affiliation:
Highland Drive DVA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Abstract

A neuropsychological investigation of 21 Persian Gulf veterans and 38 demographically matched controls was conducted in order to make a preliminary determination concerning presence of neuropsychological deficits associated with the Persian Gulf War experience. The neuropsychological test battery consisted of measures of complex attention, memory, and motor skills previously shown to be sensitive to exposure to environmental toxins. It was found that the Persian Gulf veteran group did not demonstrate substantial impairment, but an impairment index derived from 14 test variables was statistically significantly different from controls in the direction of poorer performance. (JINS, 1996, 2, 368–371.)

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Copyright
Copyright © The International Neuropsychological Society 1996

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