Relationship between subjective self-report of cognitive dysfunction and objective information-processing performance in a group of hospitalized schizophrenic patients

  • Ruth M. Williams
  • William Alagaratnam
  • David R. Hemsley


This study examines the relationships between subjective self-report of cognitive difficulties associated with schizophrenia and performance parameters of an objective choice reaction time task. The predicted relationships did not emerge and the results are discussed with regard to the methodological difficulties of measuring self-report and the features of the CRT task used. One positive finding was the significant relationship between chronicity of illness and the CRT measures.

Key words

Schizophrenia Information theory Reaction time 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth M. Williams
    • 1
  • William Alagaratnam
    • 1
  • David R. Hemsley
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PsychiatryLondonGreat Britain

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