International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

Mimpei Kawamura

Mimpei Kawamura
Department of Rehabilitation, Fukui College of Health Sciences,

  • Research Article
    How Useful Word Fluency Tasks Will be in the Case of Reduced Working Memory Capacity and Impaired Attention Functions
    Author(s): Mimpei Kawamura and Shu MoriokaMimpei Kawamura and Shu Morioka

    In the present study, we investigated the Word Fluency Functions when reduced Working Memory (WM) capacity and impaired Attention Functions are recognized. We imposed the Japanese version of the reading span test (RST) and 3 types (category, letter, and verb) of word fluency tasks (WFTs) on 14 patients with attention disorder recognized as reduced WM capacity and 28 normal subjects. In the WFTs, 4 trials with a time limit of 60 s were conducted in each condition. The numbers of words generated in the WFTs were compared between the groups, and the correlation coefficient between the proportion of correctly recalled words in the Japanese RST version and the number of words generated in each WFT was calculated. Comparison of the numbers of generated words between the groups resulted in significantly more words by the normal subjects in all 3 conditions. Regarding the correlation between .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000130

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