April D Thames
Affiliation: University of California
- Cannabis use and neurocognitive functioning in a non-clinical sample of usersApril D Thames
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, 740 Westwood Plaza C8 226, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States Electronic address
Addict Behav 39:994-9. 2014..The current study used a cross-sectional design to examine relationships between recent and past cannabis use on neurocognitive functioning in a non-clinical adult sample...
- Effects of stereotype threat, perceived discrimination, and examiner race on neuropsychological performance: simple as black and white?April D Thames
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19:583-93. 2013..24, 0.72]. The current study underscores the importance of considering the role of contextual variables in neuropsychological performance, as these variables may obscure the validity of results among certain racial/ethnic groups...
- Functional disability in medication management and driving among individuals with HIV: a 1-year follow-up studyApril D Thames
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 35:49-58. 2013....
- Basal ganglia structures differentially contribute to verbal fluency: evidence from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected adultsApril D Thames
UCLA School of Medicine, 760 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024, United States
Neuropsychologia 50:390-5. 2012..We examined BG integrity in relation to lexico-semantic verbal fluency performance among older HIV infected adults...
- Depression, cognition, and self-appraisal of functional abilities in HIV: an examination of subjective appraisal versus objective performanceApril D Thames
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Clin Neuropsychol 25:224-43. 2011..Together, these results suggest that over-reliance on self-reported functional status poses risk for error when diagnoses require documentation of both cognitive impairment and associated functional disability in everyday life...
- Medication and finance management among HIV-infected adults: the impact of age and cognitionApril D Thames
UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 33:200-9. 2011....
- The aggregate effects of multiple comorbid risk factors on cognition among HIV-infected individualsSapna M Patel
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 35:421-34. 2013..Cognitive reserve was found to be the most robust predictor of neurocognition...
- The role of HIV infection, cognition, and depression in risky decision-makingApril D Thames
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 24:340-8. 2012..Depression partially mediated the relationship between executive functioning and gambling performance. Our findings suggest that HIV infection, executive dysfunction, and depression place individuals at risk for poor decision-making...
- A deconstruction of gambling task performance among HIV+ individuals: the differential contributions of problem solving and risk takingAlyssa Arentoft
a Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 35:1036-47. 2013..Our results support a novel measure of GT task performance and suggest that failure to develop/implement a strategy reflects cognitive dysfunction. ..
- The impact of neurobehavioral features on medication adherence in HIV: evidence from longitudinal modelsStella E Panos
a Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
AIDS Care 26:79-86. 2014..Adherence behavior is multidetermined. Adequate assessment of these factors, combined with timely intervention, appears to be warranted in order to boost adherence rates. ..
- Differential predictors of medication adherence in HIV: findings from a sample of African American and Caucasian HIV-positive drug-using adultsApril D Thames
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, USA
AIDS Patient Care STDS 26:621-30. 2012....
- Neurocognitive functioning in HIV-1 infection: effects of cerebrovascular risk factors and ageJessica Foley
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA 90095 8353, USA
Clin Neuropsychol 24:265-85. 2010..The cognitive impact of risk appears to be more pronounced in the absence of adequate pharmacological treatment...
- Disorganization and reality distortion in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of the relationship between positive symptoms and neurocognitive deficitsJoseph Ventura
UCLA Department of Psychiatry, 300 Medical Plaza, Room 2243, Los Angeles CA 90095 6968, United States
Schizophr Res 121:1-14. 2010..Although some studies have found that disorganization is more strongly linked to neurocognitive deficits and poor functional outcomes than reality distortion, the findings are not always consistent...
- Symptoms as mediators of the relationship between neurocognition and functional outcome in schizophrenia: a meta-analysisJoseph Ventura
UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
Schizophr Res 113:189-99. 2009..The high degree of intercorrelation among all of these variables leaves unclear whether neurocognition has a direct effect on functional outcome or whether that relationship to functional outcome is partially mediated by symptoms...
- Quality of education predicts performance on the Wide Range Achievement Test-4th Edition Word Reading subtestPhilip Sayegh
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Arch Clin Neuropsychol 29:731-6. 2014..Future research should examine these findings in larger, more diverse samples to determine their robust nature...
- 2D MR Spectroscopy Combined with Prior-Knowledge Fitting Is Sensitive to HCV-Associated Cerebral Metabolic AbnormalitiesRajakumar Nagarajan
Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1721, USA
Int J Hepatol 2012:179365. 2012..Hence, glutathione and myo-inositol should be considered along with other metabolites as important markers of inflammation...