Effect of Chemotherapy Treatment on Cognitive FunctionJournal: International Journal of Management Research and Social Science (Vol.3, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2016-03-10
Authors : Anuja Venkatesh R Neelakandan SugumarVenkatesan;
Page : 18-22
Keywords : Cancer; Chemotherapy; Cognitive function;
Cognitive dysfunction is a gradually more recognized complication of cancer and its treatment. Most research in this arena has found that chemotherapy stimulated cognitive dysfunction was mostly experienced by the cancer patients. The primary objective of this study is to find out the effect of chemotherapy treatment on cognitive function of cancer patients. NIMHANS neuropsychological test were used to find out the cognitive functions such as attention and memory. Cognitive dysfunction was assessed at three time point's first course baseline, short term chemotherapy (6cycles) and long- term chemotherapy (one year) by using neuropsychological battery. Results shows there is changes in cognitive dysfunction during short term chemotherapy and long term post chemotherapy.
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