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Type: Published Abstract
Title: Prospective memory deficits in methamphetamine dependence.
Authors: Iudicello J, Weber E, Dawson MS, Grant I, Woods SP, and the HNRC Group
Year: 2009
Publication: The Clinical Neuropsychologist
Volume: 23 Issue: 5 Pages: 893
Abstract:This study investigated the nature and extent of prospective memory (ProM) deficits in methamphetamine (MA) users. Twenty-six MA-dependent individuals and 26 demographically matched (e.g., age, education) comparison subjects were administered the Memory for Intentions Screening Test (MIST) as a measure of ProM. Results revealed significantly poorer performance overall in the MA-dependent group, as well as on both time- and event-based ProM tasks relative to the non MA users. These findings, along with research demonstrating ProM as predictor of success in everyday activities, may aid in the intervention of MA use disorders and inform strategies for improving the everyday lives of recovering MA users.

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