Cognition and functioning

What are functional outcomes?

Functional outcomes refer to aspects of general life and day-to-day functioning that may be impacted as a consequence of illness-related impairments. Impaired cognition may impact on such functional outcomes, and may vary across different cognitive domains and functional indicators. Interventions to improve cognitive impairments may have additional benefit for general functional outcomes.

What is the evidence for the relationship between cognition and functional outcomes?

High quality evidence suggests poor cognitive ability across multiple domains is associated with poor general functioning. Moderate to low quality evidence suggests a relationship between poor emotion identification and regulation and poor general functioning, particularly in people with more severe depressive symptoms. There was no relationship found between general functioning and mania symptoms.

March 2019

Last updated at: 9:48 pm, 30th March 2019
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