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Type: Published Abstract
Title: Semantic cueing improves verbal fluency in persons living with HIV infection.
Authors: Iudicello JE, Kellogg E, Weber E, Grant I, Drane DL, Woods SP, and the HNRC Group
Year: 2012
Publication: 40th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society
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Abstract:HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) remain highly prevalent in the era of cART, but there are no validated psychological interventions aimed at improving cognitive outcomes. This study sought to determine the potential benefit of semantic cueing on category fluency deficits, which are prevalent in HIV and impact daily functioning. Eighty-six HIV-infected individuals and 87 demographically matched seronegative participants were administered a standard (i.e., uncued) and a cued category fluency task. Results revealed significant improvements in cued versus uncued performance in HIV, particularly for persons with lower levels of education. The cueing benefit observed may inform rehabilitation efforts aimed at ameliorating HAND.

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