Low scores on the Benton Facial Recognition Test associated with vertebrobasilar insufficiency


KOÇER A., Koçer E., Beşirli H., Dikici S., Domaç F. M. , Ercan N.

MEDICAL HYPOTHESES, cilt.80, ss.527-529, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 80 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.mehy.2013.02.010
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL HYPOTHESES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.527-529

Özet

Background: Decreased posterior cerebral circulation has been observed in patients with vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI). Reduced cerebral perfusion may have an impact on mental performance as measured by the Benton Facial Recognition Test (BFRT). We evaluated the usefulness of BFRT in identifying cognitive decline in patients with VBI by correlating test performance with total blood flow in the vertebrobasilar system and other variables such as educational level and gender.