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White matter hyperintensities are related to physical disability and poor motor function

Sachdev, P S; Wen, W.; Christensen, H.; Jorm, A. F.


OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) on physical health and cognitive function in 60-64 year old individuals residing in the community. METHODS A subsample of 478 persons aged 60-64 from a larger community sample underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. WMHs on T2 weighted FLAIR (fluid attenuated inversion recovery) MRI scans were assessed using an automated procedure. Subjects were assessed for global cognitive function, episodic memory,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1136/jnnp.2004.042945


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