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dc.contributor.authorBuanes, Eirik Alnesen_US
dc.contributor.authorGramstad, Arneen_US
dc.contributor.authorSøvig, Karoline Kjellsdotteren_US
dc.contributor.authorHufthammer, Karl Oveen_US
dc.contributor.authorFlaatten, Hansen_US
dc.contributor.authorHusby, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorLangørgen, Jørunden_US
dc.contributor.authorHeltne, Jon-Kennethen_US
dc.description.abstractAim: Neuropsychological testing has uncovered cognitive impairment in cardiac arrest survivors with good neurologic outcome according to the cerebral performance categories. We investigated cognitive function and health-related quality of life four years after cardiac arrest. Methods: Thirty cardiac arrest survivors over the age of 18 in cerebral performance category 1 or 2 on hospital discharge completed the EQ-5D-5L and HADS questionnaires prior to cognitive testing using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery. The results were compared with population norms. Results: Twenty-nine per cent of patients were cognitively impaired. The pattern of cognitive impairment reflects dysfunction in the medial temporal lobe, with impaired short-time memory and executive function slightly but distinctly affected. There was a significant reduction in quality of life on the EQ-VAS, but not on the EQ index. Conclusion: Cognitive impairment four years after cardiac arrest affected more than one quarter of the patients. Short-term memory was predominantly affected.en_US
dc.relation.ispartof<a href="" atreget="blank">Cardiac Arrest in a Community: Epidemiology, Treatment, and Outcome</a>
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY-NC-NDeng
dc.subjectCardiac arresteng
dc.subjectCognition disorderseng
dc.subjectNeuropsychological testseng
dc.subjectQuality of lifeeng
dc.subjectTreatment outcomeeng
dc.titleCognitive function and health-related quality of life four years after cardiac arresten_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
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