Date of Submission

2015

Abstract

People affected by chronic heart failure (CHF) suffer from diffuse brain pathology and are consequently at a higher risk of developing cognitive impairment. The aim of this thesis was to examine two areas of cognition in people with CHF, namely prospective memory (PM) and social cognition. This aim was addressed in a series of three experiments. PM and social cognition have not previously been assessed in the CHF population; however, because both of these cognitive processes rely on brain regions that are commonly damaged in people with CHF, it was expected that these areas of cognition would be impaired.

School/Institute

School of Psychology

Document Type

Thesis

Access Rights

Open Access

Extent

341 pages

Degree Name

Master of Psychology (MPsych)

Faculty

Faculty of Health Sciences

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