versão impressa ISSN 1657-9267
FERNANDEZ-LOPEZ, REGINA MARÍA e DE LIMA-ARGIMON, IRANÍ Í.. Elderly people with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 and Cognitive Performance in the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST). Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.3, pp. 697-713. ISSN 1657-9267.
Studies have identified the existence of a connection between Diabetes Mellitus and dementia. High blood sugar level can be a significant factor of the incidence of Alzheimer, which could be a secondary cause of dementia. Other research revealed that the executive functions of the elderly with DM were more impaired than in those without DM. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM2) is associated with cognitive and functional deficits and, one of the tools, which can be used to assess executive functions, is the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST). A systematic review was performed with the aim of verifying the characteristics of indexed publications in the last eight years, using the following subjects: Type 2 Diabetes, elderly people, the WCST thought and cognitive flexibility, and executive functions. Results show that studies involving DM2, elderly people and WCST are few.
Palavras-chave : Type 2 Diabetes; Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST); elderly people; cognitive; mental and thought flexibility and executive functions; Wisconsin Card Sorting Test; Old People Diabetes Mellitus; Type 2; Alzheimer Disease.