Title: Distinct effects of cognitive versus somatic anxiety on cognitive performance in old age : the role of working memory capacity
Authors : Mella, Nathalie
Vallet, Fanny
Beaudoin, Marine
Fagot, Delphine
Baeriswyl, Marie
Ballhausen, Nicola
Métral, Grégoire
Sauter, Julia
Ihle, Andreas
Gabriel, Rainer
Oris, Michel
Kliegel, Matthias
Desrichard, Olivier
Published in : Aging & Mental Health
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Aging; Cognitive anxiety; Somatic anxiety; Working memory
Subject (DDC) : 610: Medicine and health
Abstract: The adverse effects of anxiety on cognition are widely recognized. According to Attentional Control Theory, worry (i.e. facet of cognitive anxiety) is the component that is responsible for these effects, and working memory capacity (WMC) plays an important role in regulating them. Despite the increasing importance of this problem with aging, little is known about how these mechanisms interact in old age. In this study, we explored the distinct contributions of the somatic and cognitive components of anxiety to neuropsychological performance, and the potential moderating role of WMC.
Departement: Social Work
Organisational Unit: Institute of Diversity and Social Integration (IVGT)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.1080/13607863.2018.1548566
ISSN: 1360-7863
1364-6915
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/14251
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