عامل پشتیبانی تحلیلی برای شناخت اجتماعی به عنوان یک دامنه شناختی جدا در اسکیزوفرنی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|78121||2007||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||5548 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Schizophrenia Research, Volume 93, Issues 1–3, July 2007, Pages 325–333
Social cognition has received increasing attention in schizophrenia due to its theoretical relevance to core features of the disorder as well as the marked deficits in social functioning exhibited by these patients. However, there remains a need to develop and validate measures of social cognitive abilities and to demonstrate that they are constructs that are separable from non-social neurocognitive processes. In the current study, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R) was administered to 169 males with schizophrenia, and test results were subjected to confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to determine if those WAIS-R subtests containing social content would form a distinct Social Cognition (SC) factor. CFA was used to evaluate various models that hypothesized an SC factor, and for comparison purposes the same models were evaluated in the WAIS-R standardization sample. Results confirmed the presence of a four-factor model that included an SC factor, as well as the more commonly reported Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Organization, and Working Memory factors. The SC factor consisted of the Picture Arrangement and Picture Completion subtests, and demonstrated small but significant correlations with disorganization and negative symptoms, as well as with an index of social functioning. Results provide support for the validity of the SC factor as a measure of social cognition in schizophrenia, and demonstrate that at least some aspects of social cognition represent separable cognitive domains in schizophrenia.