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Cognitive reserve and executive function: Effect on judgment of health and safety

Kristin H. Hinrichs, MS, et al.

This study explored the relationships between intellectual ability, problem-solving skills, and judgment of health and safety issues among a sample of older Veterans with chronic medical conditions. Results of our tests showed that Veterans with high intellect made healthy and safe decisions, even with impaired problem-solving skills. However, among Veterans with low intellect, intact problem-solving skills were necessary to make appropriate health and safety decisions. These results will help Veterans, families, and doctors create individualized discharge plans for older Veterans that could increase the likelihood of safe and healthy living with conservation of independence when possible.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.04.0073

Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 863 — 872


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Hinrichs KH, Hayek A, Kalmbach D, Gabel N, Bieliauskas LA. Cognitive reserve and executive function: Effect on judgment of health and safety. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):863–72.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.04.0073
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