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Jeffery Allen (Committee Chair), Nicholas Doninger (Committee Member), Leon Vandercreek (Committee Member)

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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)


Prospective memory is the ability to remember to do something in the future, also known as meta-remembering. Prospective memory is required to complete certain tasks, such as remembering to take medications, pay bills, and perform various activities of daily living. The Memory for Intentions Screening Test (MIST) is a standardized objective assessment of prospective memory that has been utilized to document impairment in prospective memory in various clinical populations such as Alzheimer's Disease, mild cognitive impairment, mild traumatic brain injury, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), schizophrenia, and Parkinson's Disease (Raskin, 2009). The current research project utilized the MIST to identify the effect of CVA on prospective memory. Data were obtained from patient files diagnosed with CVA and compared to individuals who have not had a CVA, but have been diagnosed with cerebrovascular risk factors, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, substance abuse, and tobacco use. Results of the study suggest that individuals who have had a CVA evidence greater impairment in prospective memory, as measured by the MIST, than individuals with cerebrovascular risk factors, particularly in regards to 15-minute delay trials.

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School of Professional Psychology

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Psychology Commons