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. 2014 Feb;26(1):49-50.
doi: 10.5455/msm.2014.26.49-50. Epub 2014 Feb 20.

Receptive Functions at Childbearing Age, Perimenopause and Postmenopause

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Receptive Functions at Childbearing Age, Perimenopause and Postmenopause

Semso Rosic et al. Mater Sociomed. .
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Introduction: Receptive functions represents higher mental processes by which people carry out normal daily living tasks. The specificity of these functions is that they stimulate specific physiological functions in the body. They are reflected in the ability to select, classify and integrate the information received.

Material and methods: We performed an assessment of visual-perceptual abilities by Purdue nonverbal test (PNT-TV) in 135 patients. Patients are classified into three age groups of 45 patients. The first group consisted of patients of childbearing age (25-39 years), second group of patients in perimenopausal age (40-54 years) and a third group of postmenopausal patients (≥55 years).

Results: The distribution of the results are statistically different between groups, suggesting that at the onset of menopause there is a decrease of visual-perceptual abilities in patients (Friedman test was significant with p<0.001).

Conclusion: By the distribution of the results of our study, and the statistical significance of Friedman's, it can be concluded that patients who enter menopause have tendency to decrease of receptive functions.

Keywords: fertile age; perimenopause and postmenopause; receptive functions.

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Distribution of PNT scores

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