Screening for cognitive impairment among patients with neuromyelitis optica using touchscreen cognitive testing in routine clinical care
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a rare autoimmune disease associated with inflammation of the optic nerves, spinal cord and brainstem . In addition to physical and visual problems, cognitive dysfunction is also common among people with NMO (pwNMO) , but is potentially under-recognised and incompletely evaluated in routine clinical care. We aimed to investigate the spectrum of cognitive impairment in pwNMO presenting to a specialist clinic using a brief cognitive battery administered on a touchscreen tablet computer.
This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
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JC, FC and JB are employees of Cambridge Cognition Ltd. The authors report no other conflicts of interest.
The authors declare that they complied with ethical standards and the study was in accord with the Declaration of Helsinki.
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