USU Conference Systems, International Conference on Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ICTROMI) 2017

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Correlation between Social and Personal Performance and Cognitive Impairment in male schizophrenic patient
Roslinda Damanik, Elmeida Effendy, Vita Camellia

Last modified: 2017-10-27


Abstract. Schizophrenia is perhaps the most dramatic and tragic manifestasion of mental illness known to mankind. The consequences of the illness is for the individual, affected his or her family and society. Schizophrenia is one of twenty of  the illness that cause Years Lost due to Disability. Treating only the symptom is insufficient. The aim of treatment must be include the quality of life of schizophrenic person totally. This study aim to examine the relationship between cognitive impairement and performance of the person with schizophrenia. Cognitive test is scaled with Indonesian version of Montreal Cognitive of Assesment called MoCA-Ina, while personal and social performance scaled with Personal and Social Performance scale. There are many study that search the relationship of cognitive impairement and social functioning of schizophrenic patients, but this is the first study that using PSP and MoCA-Ina. Both PSP and MoCA-Ina is known to be simple easy use rating scale but still have good sensitivity and specificity, and perhaps can build people’s interest to use it in clinical practice. Twenty five male schizophrenic patients were assesed in Prof. M. Ildrem Mental Hospital of North Sumatera Province of Indonesia. Positive correlations between MoCA-Ina and PSP score were identified. Clinicians should pay attention to cognitive, and might give some early intervention to it.


Keywords: Cognitive impairment, personal and social performance, quality of life, schizophrenic