Yesenia I. Torres Olmeda1, Megan M. Hosey, MA2, Leslie I. Katzel, MD PhD3, Shari R. Waldstein, PhD2,3.
ofPsychology, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR; 2Dept. of Psychology, University of Maryland, 3Dept. of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore County,Baltimore, MD,USA. PO Box. 5294 San Sebastian, PR 00685
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• Perceived stress is a construct that measures an individual’s perception of theirability to respond to environmental and/or psychosocial stressors. • Perceived stress has known deleterious effects on various dimensions of brain structure. • Biological measures of stress, such ascortisol, have also been associated negatively with brain structure and with cognitive function. • However, very few studies have examined the relationship of perceived stress to cognitive function.RESULTS
Procedure • A battery of neuropsychological tests was administered. The tests measured the following domains: • Executive Function Trail Making Test B Digit Span Backward Stroop-Color-Word Test •Memory Logical Memory - (Immediate and Delayed) Visual Reproductions - (Immediate and Delayed) • Attention Digit Span Forward
• Multiple regression analyses demonstrated that perceived stress wasnot significantly correlated with any measure of cognitive function adjustment variables: (age, sex, education, race and systolic blood pressure). • Multiple regression analyses showed no genderdifferences between perceived stress and cognitive function.
• Our findings suggest that ratings of perceived stress do not relate to memory and executive function.
• Thepurpose of this study is to examine whether a selfreport measure of perceived stress is related to cognitive domains, specifically, memory and executive function.
• Although psychological self-report...