Objective: Psychomotor slowdown was observed in individuals with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). Previous studies evaluated separately cognitive and motor reaction times, finding that OSAS individuals show a specific impairment in the latter. The present study investigates whether eye-to-hand coordination (EHC), a specific psychomotor ability, is compromised in OSAS. Method: The EHC was measured in 30 OSAS individuals who were matched with 30 healthy controls by the Two-Hand Coordination Test analyzing the speed, accuracy, and coordination; the role of these variables was investigated in predicting the group they belonged to. Results: The OSAS participants showed poorer performance in the execution accuracy (t(55) = −3.36, d’Cohen = −0.89, p ≤ .001), which was also found to be the only predictor of the belonging to group (β = 0.43 (0.18), p < .05). Conclusions: The OSAS individuals show impairments in EHC and in correcting their error (executive slowdown). This is the first investigation exploring EHC coordination in this population and contributes in understanding the psychomotor slowness characterizing OSAS.

(2022). Eye-to-Hand Coordination in Obstructive Sleep APNEA Syndrome: a Descriptive Study [journal article - articolo]. In ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/226789

Eye-to-Hand Coordination in Obstructive Sleep APNEA Syndrome: a Descriptive Study

Devita, Maria;Lavolpe, Sara;Rusconi, Maria Luisa;
2022

Abstract

Objective: Psychomotor slowdown was observed in individuals with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). Previous studies evaluated separately cognitive and motor reaction times, finding that OSAS individuals show a specific impairment in the latter. The present study investigates whether eye-to-hand coordination (EHC), a specific psychomotor ability, is compromised in OSAS. Method: The EHC was measured in 30 OSAS individuals who were matched with 30 healthy controls by the Two-Hand Coordination Test analyzing the speed, accuracy, and coordination; the role of these variables was investigated in predicting the group they belonged to. Results: The OSAS participants showed poorer performance in the execution accuracy (t(55) = −3.36, d’Cohen = −0.89, p ≤ .001), which was also found to be the only predictor of the belonging to group (β = 0.43 (0.18), p < .05). Conclusions: The OSAS individuals show impairments in EHC and in correcting their error (executive slowdown). This is the first investigation exploring EHC coordination in this population and contributes in understanding the psychomotor slowness characterizing OSAS.
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Devita, Maria; Lavolpe, Sara; Calì, Gloria; Beretta, Natascia; Maggi, Lamberto; Mondini, Sara; Mapelli, Daniela; Rusconi, Maria Luisa; Merlo, Paola
(2022). Eye-to-Hand Coordination in Obstructive Sleep APNEA Syndrome: a Descriptive Study [journal article - articolo]. In ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/226789
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