The Impact of Chronic Pesticide Exposure on Neuropsychological Functioning

The Impact of Chronic Pesticide Exposure on Neuropsychological Functioning This study compared neuropsychological test performance of individuals (n = 18) with an occupational history of pesticide exposure to individuals (n = 35) with no such exposure history. Results showed that a history of pesticide-related occupation exposure led to deficits in only Digit Symbol performance. Additionally, the correlation between Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE) performance and age was negative and significant in individuals with pesticide-related occupation exposure (r = −.45, p <.04) but not in those without occupational exposure (r =.09, p >.61), suggesting that cognitive ability (as measured by the MMSE) declines faster in the occupational-exposed group as compared to their counterparts without such exposure. This decline was evident despite the fact that groups did not differ significantly in age. The Psychological Record Springer Journals

The Impact of Chronic Pesticide Exposure on Neuropsychological Functioning

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Copyright © 2013 by Association of Behavior Analysis International
Psychology; Psychology, general
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