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dc.contributor.authorThornton, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeathem, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorFlett, Ren_US
dc.coverage.spatialAuckland, New Zealanden_US
dc.date.available2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifierhttp://www.psychology.org.nz/en_US
dc.identifier.citationNew Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference: Building bridges: Dialogues across Psychology. Whakatina: Ngā kōrero o te Mātai Hinengaro Programme, 2013, pp. 51 - 51 (1)en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine current practice regarding cognitive assessment during electroconvulsive therapy among ECT treating professionals across New Zealand. Design/Participants: A questionnaire sent to 45 professionals resulted in a response rate of 35.5% from 12 district health boards across New Zealand. Results: Most assess cognitive function at least once during a course of ECT. A third assess at baseline, at least once during and then after the course. Assessments are being conducted by people from various professions. Over two thirds said that a lack of time, resources and sensitive tests were restricting more frequent and thorough cognitive assessments. Conclusion: Respondents recognise that assessing cognitive functioning during a course of ECT is important, though large variations in the nature, frequency and length of the assessments exist. Future research should develop a standardised, sensitive, inexpensive screening measure tailored for use with patients receiving ECT to help overcome the current restrictions to cognitive assessment.en_US
dc.format.extent51 - 51 (1)en_US
dc.publisherThe New Zealand Psychological Societyen_US
dc.sourceNew Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference: Building bridges: Dialogues across Psychology. Whakatina: Ngā kōrero o te Mātai Hinengaroen_US
dc.titleMonitoring cognitive function during ECT: Current New Zealand practiceen_US
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.date.finish-date2013-09-09en_US
dc.date.start-date2013-09-06en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id208794
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference: Building bridges: Dialogues across Psychology. Whakatina: Ngā kōrero o te Mātai Hinengaro Programmeen_US
dc.description.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.description.place-of-publicationNew Zealanden_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences/PVC's Office - College Humanities and Social Services
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences/School of Psychology
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.psychology.org.nz/en_US


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